The price of postage stamps will rise on 4 April 2022

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The prices of Royal Mail postage stamps will rise on 4 April 2022

  • A first-class stamp for a standard letter will rise from 85p to 95p
  • A second-class stamp for a standard letter will rise from 66p to 68p

See here for full details: https://www.royalmailgroup.com/en/press-centre/press-releases/royal-mail-group/first-and-second-class-stamp-prices-2022/

If you intend to stock up on stamps before the price rise, please be aware that non-barcoded stamps will cease to be valid on 31 January 2023.  See here for more details: https://w4mp.org/2022/02/10/royal-mail-transition-to-barcoded-stamps/

Posting and Delivery Deadlines for Christmas 2021

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Below are the posting and delivery deadlines for 2021:

  • Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy – Friday, December 17
  • 2nd Class – Saturday, December 18
  • 2nd Class Signed For – Saturday, December 18
  • Royal Mail 48 – Saturday, December 18
  • 1st Class – Tuesday, December 21
  • 1st Class Signed For – Tuesday, December 21
  • Royal Mail 24 – Tuesday, December 21
  • Royal Mail Tracked 48 – Tuesday, December 21
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 – Wednesday, December 22
  • Special Delivery Guaranteed – Thursday, December 23

For further information, including overseas deadlines, please see the Royal Mail website