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Last chance: Stock up on postage stamps now before prices rise by up to 13% on 2 April

You've got less than a week left to stock up on Royal Mail postage stamps before prices rise by up to 13% on Tuesday 2 April.

26 March 2024

Last chance: Stock up on standard first-class stamps before prices rise by 14% next week

You've got just days left to stock up on first-class stamps before prices rise by 14%. From 2 October, the cost of a first-class stamp will be hiked to £1.25 – but if you buy stamps at their current price this week, you'll still be able to use them later.

25 September 2023

There's just ONE DAY left to use non-barcoded Royal Mail 1st and 2nd class stamps – here's what's happening

Today (31 July) is the last day you can use any non-barcoded everyday stamps – those with the Queen's profile on – before they become worthless.

31 July 2023

Stamp prices to rise by up to 16% – but there's a way to beat the hike

From Monday 3 April, the cost of first-class stamps will be hiked to £1.10, while second-class stamps will increase to 75p.

31 March 2023

Confused over Royal Mail stamp swap deadline? Don't be as you WILL still be able use non-barcoded stamps until 31 July 2023

You will still be able to use non-barcoded 'everyday stamps' after 31 January for another six months, MoneySavingExpert.com can confirm. The deadline to use these stamps is 31 July. This is despite a series of misleading adverts from Royal Mail saying otherwise.

24 January 2023

Royal Mail warns of delivery delays as 115,000 workers walk out - here's a list of strike days and what to do if you're facing delays

Royal Mail has warned that households across the UK could face delays to both parcel and letter deliveries between 24 November and Christmas Eve as 115,000 postal workers walk out for 11 days during the period, which includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here's what you need to know and what you can do if you're facing delays.

18 November 2022

You now have until 31 July 2023 to use 1st and 2nd class stamps without barcodes after a Royal Mail U-turn – here's what you need to know

You now have until 31 July 2023 to use any non-barcoded everyday stamps – those with the Queen's profile on – before they become worthless. Alternatively, you can swap them for barcoded versions for free through the Royal Mail scheme.

14 November 2022

You've 100 days left to use 1st and 2nd class stamps without barcodes – or you can swap them for free

Non-barcoded first and second class stamps, plus others with the Queen's profile on, will become worthless on 31 January 2023 – here's what you need to know.

24 October 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.

30 September 2022

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