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Cost of first and second class stamps goes up in largest joint rise since 2012

Cost of first and second class stamps go up 3p each in largest joint rise since 2012 – just weeks after Royal Mail apologised for breaking price limit set by watchdog

  • Priceof a first class stamp rose to 70p, with second class stamps going up to 61p
  • The 3p increases mark the largest joint rise for the stamps since 14p rise in 2012
  • Follows Royal Mail apology for breaking limit set on cost of second class stamps

The cost of a first class stamp rose to 70p yesterday, with second class stamps going up to 61p.

The 3p increases mark the largest joint rise for the stamps since 2012, when both types were raised by 14p.

They follow a Royal Mail apology for breaking a limit set by Ofcom on the cost of second class stamps.

The cost of a first class stamp rose to 70p yesterday, with second class stamps going up to 61p

The cost of a first class stamp rose to 70p yesterday, with second class stamps going up to 61p

The regulator’s cap of 60p, designed to keep the postal service affordable, was supposed to stay in place until April 1, when it rises to 65p.

Royal Mail apologised in February when it announced yesterday’s rises. They come as the popularity of writing letters and cards falls.

Royal Mail said the price of stamps is competitive compared with other countries.

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