Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.
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’.
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