Guernsey Post has announced that it will be introducing changes to its postal rates from Wednesday 7th April 2021.
In summary: -
• The cost of a Bailiwick letter is frozen at 50p.
• The price of a UK letter will rise by 5p from 68p to 73p. By comparison the first-class rate in the UK increased by 9p from 76p to 85p in January 2021.
• The price of a letter to Europe will rise by 15p to £1.
• The price of a letter to the Rest of the World will rise by 25p to £1.20.
Boley Smillie, Guernsey Post Chief Executive said:
"We have been able to freeze some of our prices including most Bailiwick rates, all of the medium parcel rates to the UK and some European parcel rates. However, Royal Mail are implementing significant price increases for mail to the UK and because of reforms to the charging mechanisms applied by other countries the cost of sending international mail has increased by 40% over the last twelve months. We will be absorbing 50% of the increase in international charges but reluctantly we must pass the rest on to our customers.
For customers wishing to find out more information the full tariff will be available to download at www.guernseypost.com from 22nd March 2021.