We will launch a Christmas scheme for people on low incomes to buy up to a total of 36 1st or 2nd Class Stamps in one purchase at 2011 prices – 46p for 1st Class and 36p for 2nd Class.
The scheme will launch on 6 November 2012 and will be in place until the last posting date before Christmas for 1st Class stamps.
People on pension credit and employment and support allowance (or incapacity benefit) are eligible for participation in the scheme.
Eligible customers will need to provide evidence that they are in receipt of benefits, (eg, the Annual Uprating letter or the Award Notice letter from the DWP). Stamps will be available for purchase from any of the 11,801 Post Office branches. Royal Mail will write to every UK household later in the year explaining the scheme and how it works.