Friday, 27 February 2015
Royal Mail March Price Rise
Postman Pat is quite happy, only a small rise this year.
From 30 March, the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 63p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 54p.
In addition, the price of a Large Letter First Class stamp up to 100g will rise by 2p to 95p; a Large Letter Second Class stamp will rise by 1p to 74p.
No indication of any new Machin definatives to be released as yet, but I am sure that we can expect them. As soon as we get more news I add it here.
Royal Mail is simplifying and cutting the prices of Second Class Medium Parcels. From 30 March, Second Class Medium Parcels weighing up to 2kg will be priced at £4.89. This represents a saving of up to £3.11,
customers will get more for less.
Currently a Second Class Medium Parcel weighing up to 1kg costs £5.20, while an item weighing 1-2kgs is priced at £8. Following its success, Royal Mail has also decided to maintain prices introduced for Second Class Small Parcels as a Christmas promotion. This means that from 30 March 2015, there will continue to be one single price for Second Class Small Parcels weighing up to 2kg and this will remain unchanged at £2.80.
Postman Pat has now changed his mind and has given the thumbs down to the postal rise. No matter what format you collect it is going to cost you a lot of money to add the new values to your collection. At one time we used the words "pretty penny" I am changing this saying to "Ugly Fortune".
Thanks go to Robert who left a comment to this post.
On 24 March SIX new Machin values will be - £1.33, £1.52, £2.25, £2.45, £3.15 & £3.30! Not to mention £1 and £1.33 regionals for each of the four countries.
We will leave it to you to do the maths.