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How much does a first class stamp cost?

Members of the public talk to the BBC about how much they think one first class stamp costs.

From Monday 4 April, the price of a first class stamp for standard items is rising 5p to 46p. The cost of a second class stamp is rising 4p to 36p.

It is the largest increase since first-class postage began in 1968. But Royal Mail says "UK stamp prices for standard letters weighing up to 100g will continue to be amongst the lowest in Europe".

  • 04 Apr 2011
  • From the section UK
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