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Communication News Articles

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NFSP Financial Statements - year ending 30 September 2020

Ahead of the NFSP's AGM on 9 May 2021, our financial statements for the year ending 30 September 2020 can be downloaded HERE.   Details of how to attend the AGM on 9 May will be shared wit...

Apr 16, 2021 |

WATCH NOW - Postmaster NED election hustings

WATCH NOW - Postmaster NED election hustings On Tuesday evening (23 March) the NFSP held a hustings for the current Postmaster NED election.The event was hosted by NFSP Chair Tim Boothman and all six...

Mar 25, 2021 |

May 2021 Local Elections

Last month, the government announced that May’s local elections will be going ahead as planned despite the pandemic, this includes those postponed in 2020. Due to the number of people shielding...

Mar 23, 2021 |

Banking Services (Post Offices) Bill well received

The NFSP recently worked alongside Duncan Baker MP on the Banking Services (Post Offices) Bill, which was presented to Parliament on 2 March 2021. The Bill seeks to ensure that banks are required to o...

Mar 23, 2021 |

Increase to contactless payment limit

Following the Government’s recent spring budget statement, the legal limit for contactless payments is set to increase from £45 to £100 per transaction. This will allow individuals t...

Mar 16, 2021 |

Postmaster NED election hustings

Post Office Ltd (PO) recently announced the final six candidates for the new Postmaster Non-Executive Director roles. The NFSP welcomes these new roles, and feels it is important that the subpostmast...

Mar 12, 2021 |

WhatsApp's new privacy terms - how do they affect NFSP group chats?

WhatsApp has recently updated its Privacy Policy. Understandably, many NFSP members have asked how this affects the NFSP's group chats. We have collected some key information on the new policy....

Mar 4, 2021 |

Dealing with abuse and aggressive behaviour

Over January and February, there has been an increase in abuse/aggressive behaviour from post office customers – with the average number of weekly incidents reaching almost double the average...

Feb 26, 2021 |

POST OFFICE HORIZON INQUIRY: HOW TO TAKE PART

The Post Office Horizon Inquiry wants to hear from current and former subpostmasters and there are a number of ways to take part.  Submit a written response – deadline 23 February The Inq...

Feb 11, 2021 |

Stopping the slide into a cashless society

The NFSP fully welcomes the Banking Services (Post Offices) Bill that is going to be presented by Duncan Baker MP on 2 March 2021. The Bill will ensure that banking institutions are mandated to mainta...

Feb 10, 2021 |

ELECTION OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS 2021-2024

The NFSP is seeking nominations for members to serve on its Board of Non-Executive Directors. Regional elections are to be held in the Midland, North West, London, South East and South West regions.&...

Jan 21, 2021 |

Postal Affairs Minister extends thanks to subpostmasters

Postal Affairs Minister Paul Scully has written to all subpostmasters and their staff to thank them for their efforts during the pandemic. In a letter dated 15 January, Minister Scully told subpostma...

Jan 18, 2021 |

Applications open for new PO Non-Executive Director roles

On Monday 4 January Post Office Ltd (PO) CEO Nick Read announced that applications are now open for two subpostmasters to become Non-Executive Directors on PO’s Board. Applications will be ope...

Jan 12, 2021 |

Looking after your mental health this Christmas

Amongst all the tinsel and present wrapping, we often forget that Christmas can be a difficult time for many – it can bring memories of lost loved ones and feelings of loneliness, but this yea...

Dec 18, 2020 |

Second Mails Distribution Agreement reached between PO and RM

The NFSP welcomes this morning’s announcement of the new agreement between Royal Mail (RM) and Post Office Ltd (PO), due to commence on 29 March 2021. The post office network has a long-stand...

Dec 17, 2020 |

Horizon IT dispute - six convictions overturned

Six subpostmasters have had their convictions reversed after being wrongly accused of theft/fraud due to errors within the Horizon IT system.The acquittals were delivered at a hearing on Friday 11 D...

Dec 14, 2020 |

Free legal and wellbeing services now available

As a member of the NFSP, you can now benefit from two additional support services, completely free of charge.  Available today, you have access to legal advice and a wide range of 'wellbe...

Dec 2, 2020 |

Post offices are the 'access to cash' solution

The NFSP has responded to HM Treasury’s ‘Access to Cash: call for evidence’ which sets out the Government’s aims for protecting access to cash throughout the UK. Responses wer...

Nov 25, 2020 |

Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry - register your interest to attend public hearing session

The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry, which aims to explore the implementation and failings of the Horizon IT computer system over its lifetime, will be holding public hearing sessions in two stages o...

Nov 24, 2020 |

Updating your Christmas opening times

Due to the expected increase in the use of mails services this year, post office customers are being encouraged to post their Christmas presents as early as possible. It is therefore more important...

Nov 24, 2020 |