Dame Anne Begg has welcomed the Royal Mail’s Christmas stamp scheme which launched on 6th November.
The scheme enables customers in receipt of Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit to purchase a total of 36 First and Second Class stamps at 2011 prices – 46p for First Class and 36p for Second Class – during the busiest mailing time of the year
Royal Mail has a leaflet to every home with details of the scheme and a voucher which customers can use, along with a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions listing the relevant benefits they are in receipt of, to purchase the stamps at any Post Office.
Dame Anne said: “I am pleased that Royal Mail has launched this scheme to help those who are in receipt of these benefits and facing extremely tight budgets this Christmas.
“It is a Christmas time that people are most likely to use the postal system to send Christmas cards. The postage is now the most expensive part of sending such greetings so it is good that the Royal Mail has helped to keep prices down for those on very low incomes.”
Customers who require additional or replacement vouchers can call the Royal Mail Customer Service Team on 08456 016 248 or request them through their website at www.royalmail.com/stampoffer.