Five million people will be able to buy cut-price stamps to protect them from steep rises in the cost of sending a letter, the post office has disclosed.
The price of second class stamps is expected to increase from 36p to as much
as 55p in April, and then rise by inflation every year for seven years. The
price of a first class stamp (currently 46p) will no longer be capped by
In an attempt to avoid a back lash at these rises, stamp prices will be frozen for some pensioners and
benefit claimants to help them with the cost of sending Christmas cards this
The deal will be limited to a few weeks in December and the post office said
customers would be rationed to prevent abuse of the scheme.
Fuck 'em and use emails instead. Simple.