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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