The price of postage increases today, with a first class stamp rising by 2p to 62p and second class by 3p to 53p.
A first class stamp for a large letter increases by 3p to 93p, while second class for a large letter goes up by 4p to 73p.
The now privatised Royal Mail said it has “thought carefully” about the impact on customers, pointing out that the last rise was two years ago. The group said that under regulations, it could have increased second class stamps to 57p.
Since 2009, prices have increased by 59 per cent for first class and 77 per cent for second class, the consumer group Consumer Futures pointed out.
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