Revealed: The destinations holidaymakers rate best value and the lowdown on those that actually offer the lowest prices
Green listed Portugal scores on both counts as Holiday Money Report unveils the best bargain holiday hotspots and holidaymakers’ favourites Portugal tops holidaymakers’ own good value ratings alongside Greece and Spain’s Costas, with Thailand the best placed long haul destination But Post Office’s global barometer of tourist costs reveals that Bulgaria is the cheapest, while Bali and Vietnam outpr
Post Office statement on Southwark Crown Court appeals
Southwark Crown Court today (14 May 2021) formally acquitted two former postmasters, referred by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), in uncontested appeals. The cases, from 2001 and 2006, were referred to the Court in January 2021 and relate to convictions in Magistrates’ Courts in which Post Office acted as prosecutor.A Post Office spokesman said:“Post Office sincerely is extremely sorry
Business cash deposits up almost 9% in April at Post Offices
Total value of cash deposits and withdrawals at Post Offices totalled £2.45 billion in April, in line with March (£2.44 billion) Business cash deposits in April totalled £769 million, up 8.8% month-on-month (£707 million, March 2021) as non-essential businesses re-opened on 12 April Personal cash deposits exceeded £1 billion for the second successive month totalling £1.07 billion, dipping 3.8% m
Post Office statement on Historical Convictions – potential future appeals
Post Office said today that it is contacting people it previously prosecuted - mainly former postmasters - to assist them in potentially appealing their historical convictions. This follows an extensive review of relevant historical prosecutions brought by Post Office since 1999, which has been conducted by criminal law specialists, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP.To date, a total of 45 histori
Post Office joins DEC Coronavirus appeal providing 11,500 branch locations where donations can be made
Post Office joins DEC Coronavirus Appeal which has been extended to provide urgent life-saving assistance in India
BankHubs launch to provide communities with vital cash and banking services from their local Post Office
Two ‘BankHubs’ have opened as part of the Communities Access to Cash Pilots (CACP) initiative. The new centres in Rochford and Cambuslang will provide local customers with basic banking and cash services, as well as dedicated rooms where they can see community bankers from their own bank.
Post Office apologises for serious failures in historical prosecutions
Quashing of historical convictions is significant milestone Post Office stopped prosecutions many years ago Fundamental reform of operations and culture implemented The Post Office today sincerely apologises for serious failures in its historical conduct of prosecutions of postmasters, resulting in the Court of Appeal formally overturning convictions - that occurred between 2003 to 2013 - in unc
Postmaster remuneration for Royal Mail products and services
Last December, Post Office and Royal Mail agreed a new Mails Distribution Agreement. Post Office has now begun a consultation with all Postmasters on how it proposes to change the remuneration structure and as part of this, Postmasters will receive specific data in relation to their branch or branches.Overall Postmasters will benefit from an estimated additional £10 million worth of remuneration c
Two serving Postmasters elected to Post Office Board for first time in 360-year history
Two serving Postmasters have been elected to the Post Office Board as Non-Executive Directors for the first time in the Post Office’s 360-year history.
Cash deposits and withdrawals at highest level since last October as businesses and consumers prepare for retail reopening
Latest data from the Post Office’s March Cash Tracker shows cash deposits and withdrawals returned to pre-lockdown levels
Post Office wins ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider’ and ‘Best Life Insurance Provider’ 2021
Post Office has won ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider’ and ‘Best Life Insurance Provider’ 2021 at the YourMoney.com awards.
Holiday Money Hoarders - Foreign cash stash held at home by Britons tops £3.5 billion
Holiday Money HoardersForeign cash stash held at home by Britons tops £3.5 billion Post Office research shows that almost 23m Britons have leftover holiday money at home Over half of holidaymakers are holding currency averaging £155 each from past trips Men have far more cash stashed than women – an average of £188 compared with £117 Scots are the biggest hoarders with an average stash of £263 Alm
Six Postmasters contesting first ever election to become Post Office Board Directors announced
Six serving Postmasters contesting the first ever election to become a Non-Executive Director on the Post Office Board have been announced
February cash deposits flat month-on-month during lockdown, while personal cash withdrawals up 4.6%
Latest data from the Post Office’s February Cash Tracker
Two in five UK small businesses at risk of not successfully fulfilling EU-bound orders, warns Post Office
· Two in five small businesses admit they aren’t clear on the new rules for posting their goods to the EU, despite 70% being confident their business can navigate the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU· Half of all small businesses with under 50 employees post to the EU on at least a weekly basis and 70% use Post Office services to get them there· Post Office launches online customs declarations
Post Office expands its Digital Identity services offering in new partnership with Yoti
Post Office is expanding its presence in the identity services market with the roll-out of a suite of online and in-branch products in a new partnership with digital identity company Yoti.
Business cash deposits down over 40% year-on-year, while personal customers continue to rely on Post Office for depositing cash during lockdown
Latest data from the Post Office’s January Cash Tracker shows the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on small businesses and the self-employed with business cash deposits down over 40% compared to January 2020. In contrast, personal cash deposits were up 4.6%.
Post Office signs deal to sell broadband and home phone service to Shell Energy
Post Office has signed a deal to sell its telecommunications business to Shell Energy Retail.
Personal cash withdrawals and deposits up over 5% in December
Over £1.6 billion was withdrawn and deposited by personal customers at Post Office’s 11,500 branches in December. Over 5% (£91 million) more compared with November Personal cash withdrawals in December totalled £640.7 million, up 14% on November when much of the UK was in lockdown. Personal cash deposits totalled £978.6 million, up 1.3% on November Post Offices are open long hours throughout the