The NFSP calls on Government to reverse its decision to remove DVLA services from the Post Office network from the 31st of March, 2024. If this is refused, does this then beg the question, does the Government not want a Post Office network?
Why is this important?
Six million people use the Post Office network for accessing DVLA services per year. Half use cash as a payment method, linked to the cost of living crisis. As banks exit the High Street and communities across the UK, there is a growing requirement for a national infrastructure that can provide vulnerable customers with essential face to face services. The existing network of privately-owned small businesses that make up the Post Office is the obvious solution to support these vulnerable groups.
We’re going to need all members to be 100% engaged and work together to reach the 10,000+ signatures we need.
Here's how you can support the campaign:
Go to the online petition and sign it:
We’ve put together a campaign toolkit to help you get involved and spread the word, so together we can achieve the number of signatures we need. These materials can be downloaded and put up in your branch, on your counter and shared through your digital channels:
Print out the offline form and get handwritten signatures. Send these back to us by the latest Monday 30 October 2023.
We have drafted a letter for you to send a letter to your MP - see here.
If you are not sure about who your MP is, you can find out by clicking here.
Send us your campaign photographs
Take a photograph of the petition on your counter or poster's in your branch and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org we may then share these on our online petition campaign page or on our Facebook page.
Thanks to everyone who has engaged with their customers on this campaign and sent in their petitions.
The NFSP has arranged an Engagement Session in Parliament between 10.30 am – 12 pm on Wednesday 1 November 2023. The session is a chance for Postmasters to meet with their MPs, to urge them to put pressure on the Government to reverse its DVLA decision.
This letter is a template for you to write to your MP to request they meet you. Please delete the red text and insert your information. If you cannot attend the day, please still send the letter asking your MP to attend.
All Postmasters are invited to come along to help create a buzz in Parliament. If you would like to attend, please contact email@example.com
The signed petitions will be presented to Downing Street on Thursday 2 November by four Postmasters, the NFSP CEO and Public Affairs Manager, and Marion Fellows MP.
There is still time to collect more signatures, please promote the petition by sharing the petition link: