2p Rise on 1st & 2nd Class Stamps
Royal Mail announces a slight 2p increase to First (67p) and Second (58p) stamps from 26th March 2018. Prices remain among the best value in Europe, though you can still save over 32% on postage with Mailmark franking!
‘Royal Mail understands that many companies and households are finding it hard in the current economic environment. As a result, we have considered any pricing changes very carefully and in doing so have sought to minimise any impact on our customers.
From 26 March, the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 2p to 67p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 2p to 58p. These changes 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 3p to 101p; a Large Letter Second Class stamp will rise by 3p to 79p.
Stamp prices are among the best value in Europe
Royal Mail’s stamp prices are among the best value in Europe when compared to other postal operators. Royal Mail research1 shows that the European average for First Class letters (0-100g) is 94p. The UK First Class stamp price comes in at below this price. The European average for Second Class letters (0-100g) is 74p. The UK Second Class stamp price remains below this.
The UK also has one of the highest quality of service specifications of any major European country.’
1 Research based on World Bank Purchasing Power Parity exchange rates for GDP, January 2018 for each country, using UK volume weights to provide a common currency average stamp letter price for items up to 100g