Portsmouth pensioners anger at Royal Mail plans to increase the price of stamps

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A PENSIONERS group in Portsmouth has hit out at the Royal Mail’s plans to raise the price of stamps.

From April 30, a first class stamp for a standard letter will rise from 46p to 60p, and the price of a second class stamp for a standard letter rises from 36p to 50p.

Sheila Powell, member of the Portsmouth Pensioners’ Association, believes pensioners in the city will be hit hard by the plans.

She said: ‘To put a stamp up as far as that is too much. It will put people off sending letters.

‘My family are in Scarborough and my husband’s is in Stoke-on-Trent, so we rely on postage.’

Anne Turrell, Royal Mail regional operations director, said: ‘No-one likes to raise prices in the current economic climate but, regretfully, we have no option.’