The price of a first class stamp will rise 2p to 62p and second class by 3p to 53p, Royal Mail has announced. But you can beat the hikes by buying now.
The increases will take effect on 31 March, two years after the last increase in stamp prices. A large letter first class stamp (up to 100g) will rise by 3p to 93p, while a large letter second class stamp will go up by 4p to 73p.
However, Royal Mail confirms that so long as stamps say "1st" or "2nd" rather than a price, they remain valid.So you can stock up now for Christmas card sending at the end of the year and avoid paying more once price rises kick in.
What do you think about this? Do you feel its reasonable or is this just a hike in prices to make money for shareholders??