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The future of the Post Office in peril

The Independent covers warnings by MP that the Post Office network is close to collapse, threatening thousands of branches, over the next 12 months.

The warning comes as the Government plans to end its subsidy of the Post Office network in 2021.

The National Federation of SubPostmasters (NFSP) has branded the potential loss of services, particularly in rural areas, as ‘catastrophic’.

It is calling for the subsidies to be guaranteed beyond 2021 and to be fully ‘rural proofed’ to protect rural branches.

Sub-postmasters have become increasingly responsible in recent years for providing extra services such as banking as banks close branches and move services online.

Full article:

→ The Independent - Post office network close to collapse, MPs warned

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