Royal Mail stamp prices rising

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File photo dated 27/3/2012 of first and second-class stamps. The price of a first-class stamp is to increase by 2p to 62p and second class by 3p to 53p from the end of March, the Royal Mail announced today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday February 28, 2014. See PA story INDUSTRY Stamps. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
File photo dated 27/3/2012 of first and second-class stamps. The price of a first-class stamp is to increase by 2p to 62p and second class by 3p to 53p from the end of March, the Royal Mail announced today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday February 28, 2014. See PA story INDUSTRY Stamps. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Higher stamp prices come into force today, with first class increasing by 2p to 62p and second class by 3p to 53p.

The now-privatised Royal Mail said it had ''thought carefully'' about the impact on customers and its business before announcing the decision last month, pointing out that the last rise was two years ago.