Postal Service has rescinded a proposed 34% rate hike for second-class
, in-county mailers after tremendous outcry from users of that service, notably community newspapers.
In 2004, a first-class stamp cost 28p and a second-class
stamp was 21p.
The staggering delay was uncovered weeks before the price of a second-class
stamp is set to rise from 36p to as much as 55p, And a cap on first-class stamps will be removed this week, meaning they could rise from 46p to more than 60p.
LINDA SAYS: People still tend to see women who sleep with married men as second-class
women, let alone second-class
citizens - and married men who sleep with them are people.
The pounds 60 fixed-penalty notices were mistakenly sent out using a box of envelopes pre-printed with second-class
while a standard second-class
franked letter will rise 2p from 22p to 24p, increasing the discount for second-class
franked mail discount from 2p to 3p.
More than nine out of 10 first-class letters arrived a day after being posted, while virtually every second-class
letter was delivered on time.
John Liechty, the drafter of the plan, said, ``There is a sense that if a child doesn't get into a magnet, all that is left is a second-class
education - we've got to change that.
The cost of sending a letter by second-class
post could jump by more than half from next April under changes outlined by regulators yesterday.
Why do postal workers have to sort out a bag of letters putting first-class stamped ones to deliver tomorrow in one box and second-class
stamped in another box to hang on to for an extra day or two before they get in the delivery bag, This is absolute lunacy.
A POSTMAN dumped 14,000 second-class
letters and junk mail so he could deliver first-class post on time.
While the first-class service falls to below 70 per cent delivered next day, more than nine out of 10 second-class
items are delivered on time in the weeks before Christmas.
POSTAL managers have admitted running out of second-class
Christmas stamps - but promise the public there are enough in circulation to go round.