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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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