Following on from my previous post about where my money goes, I thought it’ll be worth reminding people that tomorrow (Tuesday the 6th of April) Royal Mail* postage prices increase (* = Royal Mail is a “private company” wholly owned by the UK Government).
|Rate||New price||Old price|
|1st Class Letter (up to 100g)||41p||39p|
|2nd Class Letter (up to 100g)||32p||30p|
|1st Class Large Letter (up to 100g)||66p||61p|
|2nd Class Large Letter (up to 100g)||51p||47p|
|1st Class Packet of 101-250g||172p||162p|
|2st Class Packet of 101-250g||151p||141p|
|1st Class Packet of 251-500g||224p||214p|
|2st Class Packet of 251-500g||195p||185p|
If you are sending more than 1,000 letters on a single day, you can get a discount of 1.5% – if you are sending over 20,000 you get 5.5%. However, if you are sending around 100,000 letters in a batch and they are presorted then the cost is just 15.85p: but if you are sending that many letters you have an option not to use Royal Mail (you can use UKMail etc): however, the small business person and normal consumers don’t have that option and have to pay Royal Mail’s ever increasing prices.