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Post Office: Pay

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 49133, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help protect the income of postmasters under the pay structure of the new Mails Distribution Agreement, due to come into effect on 1 April 2022.

Answered on

20 September 2021

Helping to protect the income of Postmasters is important to the department and we welcome the improvements outlined in the Mails Distribution Agreement (MDA).

The improvements will mean that whenever Royal Mail put up customer prices, Postmasters will see the benefit – with interim tariff payments for price increases earlier this year already being paid to Postmasters.

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