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Shoplifting decreases slightly, acccording to latest police stats

Shoplifting offences recorded by the police decreased by 1% to 378,656 incidents in the year ending September 2018, according to new figures. The Office for National Statistics’ annual Crime Su...

Jan 29, 2019 | Post Office

“Biggest ever” NFSP Conference to provide opportunities for partnership promotion

The NFSP Annual Conference is this year being held in Stratford-upon-Avon from the 14th-16 April and the organisation is expecting it will be attended by the largest number of subpostmasters in its hi...

Jan 25, 2019 | NFSP

Link increases ATM fee in a bid 'to save rural machines'

Link, the ATM network, is increasing the fee it pays cash machine operators to keep remote free-to-use machines available. Operators will be offered up to £2.75 per withdrawal to persuade them...

Jan 25, 2019 | Post Office

Small business confidence falls to lowest level for eight years

Small business confidence has fallen to -9.9, the lowest level since 2011, according to the latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index. The data revealed that 67% of small firms...

Jan 25, 2019 | Retail

Ofcom issues latest Second Class stamp price review

Mails regulator Ofcom today (17 January) issued its latest review of Second Class stamp safeguard caps. Back in March 2012, Ofcom imposed a price cap on Second Class standard letters. The cap was set...

Jan 18, 2019 | Retail

Consumers aim to cut spending in 2019, new study reveals

Consumers are planning to spend less on sweet treats and premium toiletries this year, according to new research from payment services firm Paymentsense. The study reveals that 56% of UK consumers ar...

Jan 17, 2019 | Retail

Your chance to be a NFSP Non-Executive Director

Regional elections for Non-Executive Directors are to be held in the following four regions: North Thames and East Anglia, North East, Wales/Cymru, and Scotland. The terms of office will be three year...

Jan 16, 2019 | NFSP

Spend in c-stores on the up as 2018 ended

Consumers spent an average of £7.05 at convenience stores in December, 10.5% more than during the rest of the year, according to new figures from an independent researcher. However, The Retail...

Jan 16, 2019 | Retail

Government outlines plan to raise plastic bag charge to 10p and extend to small shops

The government is planning to extend the charge on plastic carrier bags to all stores. Under proposals unveiled over the Christmas period, the current 5p charge will be extended to all retailers and...

Jan 16, 2019 | Retail

The UK a long way from being a cashless society, new report finds

The UK is not ready to go cashless, according to the findings of the independent Access to Cash review, which has published its interim report today (19 December). The report found that over the last...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Self-service becoming increasingly popular with PO customers, report finds

New research by consumer watchdog Citizens Advice shows people has found that self-service kiosks (SSKs) in post offices are "easy to use and they can significantly speed up service". &lsqu...

Dec 20, 2018 | Post Office