Jersey Post announces postal tariff changes
From 21 April, there will be a penny increase for local letters (47p to 48p) and a three pence increase on the price of sending letters weighing no more than 100g to the UK (57p to 60p).
There will be two pence and three pence added to the first weight step for European and International letters respectively (64p to 66p and 75p to 78p).
Jersey Post said that the price increase reflected three key pressures: the impact of high cost increases from Royal Mail, a “key network partner” for Jersey Post; a “dramatic increase” in the cost of airmail conveyance, following the removal of the newspapers from the aircraft; and the “continuing financial impact of falling letter volumes”, coupled with an increasing number of households to which Jersey Post must deliver.
Tim Brown, Jersey Post’s Chief Executive, said: “Our customers have highlighted that keeping the cost of the postal service low is a real priority. As an organisation we are facing the most difficult year yet in terms of external costs so we have tried to ensure that any price changes in 2016 are reflected in those services where some of the additional costs are being directly incurred.”