Price of stamps goes up!
Like writing letters to people? Haven't quite got the hang of the whole texting, social media, emails, and everything thing yet? Well, the Royal Mail have put their prices up for both first and second-class stamps. That's a penny extra on each.
So now, a first-class stamp is going to cost you 64p, while a second-class stamp will be 55p. Also rising by 1p, is the price of large letter stamps, and these changes are in place already, so there's no use moaning about it to anyone.
Why the price rise? Well, a spokesperson for the Royal Mail said: "We have carefully considered the impact on our customers and our own business before deciding to apply the smallest possible increase in stamped letter prices."
The price of stamps has gone up frequently, and more than doubled in 16 years. This of course, has something to do with the internet - as more and more people communicate through the dizzying amount of options online, there's not as much need to send a letter. With less letters being sent, that means the Royal Mail's margins change.
Of course, there's options when it comes to sending parcels too. While the Royal Mail is still your best bet for sending letters, if you're sending a package, it is worth shopping around - couriers sometimes have better prices.
If you're sending parcels, check out the competition like myHermes, Parcel2Go, and others - but always read the small print.