Royal Mail adjusts pricesSignificant change to Royal Mail pricing

19 August 2005

A major shake up in postal charges means that from next year you'll pay according to the size of a letter or packet as well as its weight.

Regulator Postcomm says it's given the go-ahead for 'the greatest change in postal pricing since the introduction of the Penny Black'.

Under Pricing in Proportion, which comes into effect from September next year, Royal Mail will charge more to send light but bulky mail such as rolls of photo film or video tapes. It will more than double the cost of sending a slightly bulky 100g package first class - from 46p to 94p - and add 12p to the cost of sending a large greetings card.

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