SENDING first category mail doesn’t come inexpensive these days, but it’s a tiny cost to compensate to wish your desired ones good in a normal way.
But how much will a minute set you back? We’ve got all the sum you need about British postage…
How much is a first category stamp?
The cost of a first category stamp is now 65p.
On Feb 24, 2017 The Royal Mail announced increases the cost of their reward stamp by a penny, as it had formerly cost 64p.
The boost – which came into outcome in Mar – also saw the cost of a second category go up from 55p to 56p.
A customary first category stamp will send a letter, but if you need to post a incomparable object the stamp cost will increase.
First category postage on a vast minute starts at 98p while postage for packages starts at £3.35 and depends on the distance of the item.
Do stamps have an expiry date?
The Royal Mail explain that stamps with no financial value indicated on them do not end and can be used at any point.
Stamps with a financial value also don’t expire, but you will need to make certain the value on the stamp equals adequate for the cost of postage.
On their website The Royal Mail wrote: “Stamps with a financial value also do not have an expiry date and can be total to make up the value of postage required.”
How are postage prices decided?
The Royal Mail updates their prices at pivotal points in the year and lets their business know in advance.
When it upped the postage costs progressing in the year, The Royal Mail was penetrating to highlight that they know how tough it is for families and businesses in the stream mercantile environment.
It also said: “Royal Mail has deliberate pricing changes very delicately and we have sought to minimise the impact on customers.
“These changes are indispensable to help safeguard the sustainability of the Universal Postal Service.”
They also highlighted that despite the increase, the UK’s first category postage is good next the European normal of 87p a letter.
What special stamp sets has Royal Mail released?
Every now and again – to symbol a special occasion, The Royal Mail recover a singular book set of stamps.
A new set of stamps has been expelled to applaud the renouned Ladybird books which has helped generations of kids to read.
The collection facilities the front covers of a operation of books, including t
Other special book stamp sets have included:
- October, 2017 A set of out-of-this-world stamps are being launched to applaud the arriving recover of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- August 22, 2017 The Royal Mail expelled a special set of stamps was expelled commemorating famous British toys from the past 100 years.
- March 4, 2017 The Royal Mail expelled a set of 10 stamps to honour the late David Bowie — the first time the Royal Mail has dedicated an whole issue to an particular musician
- November 7, 2016 The Royal Mail expelled a set of 6 Christmas stamps designed by Manchester-based artist Helen Musselwhite go on sale on Tuesday 8 Nov in time for the gratifying season
- October 12, 2016 The Royal Mail launched a Mr Men stamp collection to applaud the 45th anniversary of the books
- September 2, 2016 The Royal Mail expelled 6 stamps featuring scenes from the 1666 fire which raged opposite the English collateral to symbol the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London