Royal Mail may have to raise stamp prices after losing business to TNT

Royal Mail could be forced to increase the price of stamps unless the ‘unfettered’ rollout of rival postmen by TNT Post is brought under control, it was feared last night.

It warned that TNT Post’s growth ‘could threaten the fundamental economics of the universal service’ – the rule that requires Royal Mail to deliver six days a week to every address in Britain.

Deliveries have to cost the same whether a letter goes to London or Land’s End. Retaining this service was a key factor in Royal Mail’s sell-off last year.

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