Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man postal charges to be overhauled

Isle of Man Post Office plans to charge customers for delivering international letters and parcels according to their size as well as their weight.

A spokesman said the changes, which will be brought in on 2 April, will "simplify" the pricing system.

The price of sending a local letter will go up from 38p to 40p, and stamps to the UK will rise from 41p to 42p.

Chairman of Isle of Man Post Office Geoff Corkish said prices remain "some of the lowest in Europe".

He added: "The majority of these price increases are a result of changing commercial agreements with Royal Mail and we are duty bound to increase our prices on a number of products and services.

"Conditions and factors outside our control, coupled with our fixed local costs and the significant decline in mail volumes have also contributed."

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