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Geoff CHILDS22/03/2018 20:09:16
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So the price of postage goes up with effect from Monday 26th March 2018 in the UK.

I put a letter in the postbox on Saturday or Sunday (24th/25th) after the last collection , the next being on Monday 26th March.

I don't use NVI stamps but postage to the value of pre 26/3 postage costs.

Question, Are they deemed underpaid?

Geoff (GBCC)

Paul Davey 122/03/2018 20:37:13
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Let us know! I am travelling back to UK on Sunday & have a couple of things to post when I get there. Since I use old stamps........

In the past, Revenue Protection have granted a couple of days leeway for things in the system to clear. I assume they still will....

Geoff CHILDS23/03/2018 06:50:20
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Have posed question to Royal Mail.

Will update when I have response.


Julian23/03/2018 13:47:53
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Hi Geoff,

Good luck with RM and your question!!

The fact it falls on a weekend gives you grace as not all post boxes are emptied on those days. there is a technical answer and a debatable one.

All mail is scanned from when the postmen pick up the mail from the boxes with time and date, I would expect the answer will be "Under Paid" but what the Postmen actually do is anyone's guess. As with my issue and the 40g world wide labels which I have to say they did reach their intended destinations at Christmas. So I would guess it will all depend upon the person sorting the bags and their knowledge of rules.

To put things into context and a slightly different matter I have twice now tried to change to the Post Office home phone deal and have come up against the same incompetence as with the label????

I hope you get an answer from RM though.


Geoff CHILDS23/03/2018 18:09:41
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reply from Royal Mail,

Hi Geoff, any items already in our system, as per you example, will still be processed and delivered without charge

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