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Jersey Post price changes blamed on Royal Mail and weak pound

Jersey Post are blaming new price increases on higher costs from Royal Mail and the fall in value of the pound.

The cost of a local letter is going up by 1p and letters to the UK, Isle of Man and other Channel Islands by 3p.

49p
New price of sending a local letter, from 48p
63p
New price of sending a letter to the UK, Isle of Man and other Channel Islands, from 60p

The company say less post being sent, as well as the rising number of houses they deliver to are also responsible for the hikes.

The cost of some international letters has gone up, but those weighing up to 100g are now cheaper to send.

73p
New price of sending a 10g letter to Europe, from 66p
73p
New price of sending a 100g letter to Europe, from 93p
90p
New price of sending a 10g letter to the rest of the world, from 78p
90p
New price of sending a 100g letter to the rest of the world, from £2.06

Tim Brown, Jersey Post’s Chief Executive, says the business tries "to minimise the financial impact of our business and industry change on customers" but they "face a number of major challenges".

Discounted rates at Christmas will still be available.

Changes come into effect from 11 April.