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  • Royal Mail Group
    24 February 2017
    First and Second Class Stamp Prices
  • Royal Mail understands how hard it is for many companies and households in the current economic environment
  • Royal Mail has considered pricing changes very carefully and we have sought to minimise the impact on customers. These changes are needed to help ensure the sustainability of the Universal Postal Service
  • From 27 March, the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 65p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 56p
  • Royal Mail’s stamp prices are amongst the best value in Europe. The UK also has the highest quality of service specification of any major European country

Royal Mail understands how hard it is for many companies and households in the current economic environment. For that reason, we have considered any pricing changes very carefully and have sought to minimise any impact on our customers.

From 27 March, the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 65p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 56p. These increases are necessary to help ensure the sustainability of the Universal Postal Service. In addition, the price of a Large Letter First Class stamp will rise by 2p to 98p; a Large Letter Second Class stamp will rise by 1p to 76p.

Prices are among the best value in Europe

Royal Mail’s stamp prices are amongst the best value in Europe when compared to our counterparts.1The European average for First Class letters (0-100g) is 87p. The UK First Class stamp price remains below this. The European average for Second Class letters (0-100g) is 67p. The UK Second Class stamp price remains below this. The UK also has the highest quality of service specification of any major European country2.

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Notes to editors

1 Survey based on World Bank Purchasing Power Parity exchange rates for GDP, January 2017 for each country, using UK volume weights to provide a common currency average stamp letter price for items up to 100g

2Royal Mail has the highest quality of service specification of any major European country, compared to Germany, France, Spain and Italy.