Yorkshire Regional Seminar - Change of date

Unfortunately due to the upcoming General Election we are postponing the 9th of December 2019 Yorkshire Regional Seminar to next year. We will be in touch with a new date and location in due course

Post Office funding crisis

As part of its campaign to protect Britain’s post office network, the Daily Mail covers the news that fees paid to sub-postmasters to provide essential services have dropped by £112 million over the last seven years, whilst former Post Office chief executive Paula Vennells was paid £3.7 million over six years.

Every time a branch provides a service such as selling stamps, processing passport applications or handing out benefits, they get paid a levy by central company, Post Office Limited. But the total amount of fees paid has fallen from £483 million since 2012.

The Post Office has now launched a ‘special review’ into the fees paid to sub-postmasters.

The debate comes after Post Office Minister Kelly Tolhurst said that the network was the ‘most stable’ it had been in years, a statement that was met with fury. She also said that she was ‘proud’ that government policy was ensuring ‘branches serving our rural communities can stay open’.

Full article:

→ Daily Mail - Postmasters have seen £112million wiped off their fees in just seven years while boss Paula Vennells has been paid £3.7million over the same period

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