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Guernsey Post announces change in pricing

Guernsey Post letters and parcel
The new system has three formats rather than being based on weight

Guernsey Post has announced a change from a solely weight-based system to weight and size-based pricing.

From April it will adopt pricing in proportion, a similar system to the Royal Mail, with three postal formats; letter, large letter and packet.

They sent a notice announcing the change to island homes and details will follow in another leaflet in February.

Guernsey Post said the new pricing reflected the cost of manually handled post, as opposed to machine sorted.

The postal regulator, the Office of Utility Regulation, gave the go-ahead for the change in its review, which was published in December, and described it as in the best interest of most postal users.

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