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Royal Mail opens its 'Swap Out' scheme for 1st and 2nd class stamps without barcodes – here's everything you need to know

The Royal Mail Swap Out scheme, which will allow you to swap first and second class stamps for new, barcoded ones, is now open. We break down everything you need to know.

31 March 2022

Stamp prices to rise by 12% – but there is a way to beat the increase

From 4 April the price of a first-class stamp will rise by 10p, while a second-class stamp will rise by 2p.

4 March 2022

Royal Mail U-turn means Christmas stamps CAN still be used after 2023 despite shift to barcode system

The postal service had initially announced, as part of a wider shake-up, that Christmas stamps would be replaced by new barcoded versions from 31 January 2023.

4 March 2022

Warning: Stamps that say '1st' or '2nd' class are going to become unusable from 31 January 2023

Existing stamps will be scrapped and replaced with barcoded ones, in sweeping changes announced by Royal Mail.

4 March 2022

Royal Mail suffers delivery delays in 23 areas in the run-up to Christmas – check to see if you’re affected

Royal Mail customers in 23 locations across the UK could face delivery delays in the run up to Christmas.

15 December 2021

DPD Local and DPD voted top parcel delivery firms, while CitySprint and Yodel are bottom of the pile

DPD Local has been ranked as the best parcel delivery firm in our annual poll of MoneySavingExpert users, with sister firm DPD coming second. But at the other end of the scale, CitySprint and Yodel got the poorest ratings from MoneySavers.

25 January 2021

Cost of a first-class stamp to rise by up to 14p from next year

The price of a standard first-class stamp will rise by an inflation-busting 9p in the new year, Royal Mail has announced

1 December 2020

Stamp prices to rise from next month

The price of a standard first-class stamp will rise by 6p from the end of next month

21 February 2020

'I beat the stamp price hike – by buying £2,500 worth'

A MoneySaver who bought £2,500 worth of postage stamps seven years ago says he's delivered on his plan to save £100s - as the costs have increased by up to 69% since 2012

25 March 2019

Stamp prices to increase next month

The price of standard first and second-class stamps will increase by 3p each at the end of March

22 February 2019