A fresh round of post office closures are feared as the Government prepared to announce how much money will be spent on maintaining the Royal Mail’s branch network. Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling is expected to tell MPs what level of financial support the loss-making network will be given. Opposition parties, sub-postmasters, business and campaign groups urged ministers not to sanction wholesale closures among the 14,263 offices spread across the UK.
Judy Viitanen and the PRimage team believe that the Government has to listen to these concerns about closures – and that they should make a committment to the post office network across the country. The fact is that Government has taken business and services away from post offices – for example, you can’t get your TV licence from the local post office.
Many members of the public – the elderly, disabled and mums with young children, and those people who don’t have access to a car – rely on their local post office. This reliance is especially strong in rural areas.
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