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A rise in the cost of stamps has come into force after weeks of stockpiling by some consumers

A first-class stamp now costs 60 pence, having risen from 46p, while a second-class stamp costs 50p after going up from 36p.Royal Mail said that the price rise was necessary to keep the six-day universal postal service.

But the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) said the price rise was another blow to low-income older people.The vast majority of pensioners still communicated with friends and family through letters, cards and the telephone - rather than email - and so they would be hit disproportionately, said Neil Duncan-Jordan, national officer for the NPC.

Source: BBC News

Written by Scott Buckler
Monday, 30 April 2012 8:08

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