Royal Mail Tariff Changes – effective 1st January, 2021

Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide have announced changes to their postal tariffs, effective 1st January, 2021

All products and services are affected by these changes, including 1st and 2nd Class. As a franking machine user, you still benefit from substantial price advantages over stamped mail.

Summary of Discounts for Mailmark Franking Machine Users*:

  • 19p difference on every 2nd Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 13p difference on every 1st Class Letter compared to stamped mail

 

Summary of Discounts for Standard Franking Machine Users*:

  • 8p difference on every 2nd Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 5p difference on every 1st Class Letter compared to stamped mail

 

Due to the impact of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, there are also changes to the VAT status on some postal services in to Europe.

 

Prices for the following Royal Mail products, available through your franking machine, will be changing:

  • First Class Letter
  • First Class Large Letter
  • Second Class Letter
  • Second Class Large Letter
  • Special Delivery - 9am
  • Special Delivery - 1pm
  • International Standard Letter Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Standard Large Letter Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Standard Small Parcels/ Printed Paper Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Economy Letter, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Economy Large Letter, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Economy Small Parcel/ Printed Paper, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Tracked Letter Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Tracked Large Letter Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Tracked Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Tracked & Signed Letter Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Tracked Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Signed Letter Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Signed Large Letter Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • International Signed Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
  • Consequential Loss fees for Special Delivery 9am & 1pm
  • Additional Compensation

 

VAT status on the postal services listed below will change from 1st January, 2021.

  • International Tracked Letter Europe
  • International Tracked Large Letter Europe
  • International Tracked Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe

Full details of the changes can be found on the Royal Mail website at www.royalmail.com or by calling them on 08457 950 950.

 

Please note it is your obligation as a franking customer to comply with section 7 of Royal Mail´s scheme for franking. Download information about the scheme here. The value of Postage paid indicated by the Franking Mark on any letter must conform to the applicable rate and in order to comply with the HMRC VAT rules you must update the rates on your franking machine before 1st January, 2021.

* Equipment and running costs are not included.