Guernsey Post has announced that it will be introducing changes to its postal rates from Wednesday 1st April 2020.
In summary, the headline increases are as follows: -
• The cost of a Bailiwick letter will rise by 2p from 48p to 50p.
• The price of a UK letter will rise by 3p from 65p to 68p, which is 8p below the first class rate in the UK.
• The price of a letter to Europe will rise from 80p to 85p.
• The price of a letter to the Rest of the World will rise from 90p to 95p.
Boley Smillie, Guernsey Post Chief Executive said:
"Due to rising charges from Royal Mail and overseas postal operators we have unfortunately had to pass on part of the increase in costs to our customers."
In the UK, Royal Mail have recently announced a 6p increase on their own first class letter rate and an increase across other headline rates of between 5% and 8%.
"Based on customer feedback we have also frozen some rates, where possible, such as all large parcel rates to international destinations and as in previous years the overall revenue generated from the increase is less than RPI."
For customers wishing to find out more information the full tariff will be available to download at www.guernseypost.com from 18th March 2020.