33% rise in stamp prices

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

FIRST and sec­ond class stamp prices are to in­crease by 14p from next month to of 60p and 50p.

Prices will rise from the cur­rent 46p and 36p from April 30, while the cost of post­ing large let­ters will in­crease from 75p to 90p for first class and 58p to 69p for sec­ond class.

The in­creases fol­lowed a decision by Of­com to give Royal Mail the free­dom to set its own prices.

In 2000 a sec­ond class stamp cost just 19p.

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