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Policies News Articles

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Message from NFSP CEO Calum Greenhow on Parcel Collect

Dear colleague I write to update you on the situation regarding the announcement on Wednesday 21 October that Royal Mail will be launching a national ‘Parcel Collect’ service. This is fur...

Oct 23, 2020 |

The NFSP says: "Branch is best"

On behalf of subpostmasters across the UK, the NFSP is very disappointed by the launch of Royal Mail's new 'Parcel Collect' service. Subpostmasters act as a salesforce for Royal Mail s...

Oct 21, 2020 |

NFSP urges Government to extend subsidy

The NFSP has called for the extension of the subsidy payment Government provides to Post Office Ltd.  The UK’s budgetary framework operates on a cyclical basis with the allocation of fundi...

Oct 21, 2020 |

NFSP HR web event summary

On Tuesday 6 October's the NFSP held a national HR web event with guest speaker Angela Clay, Managing Director of HR:4UK. Angela provided NFSP members with an update on The Government’s...

Oct 9, 2020 |

NFSP National HR Web Event - Tuesday 6 October 8pm

Join the NFSP tonight (Tuesday 6 October) for our national HR web event on Microsoft Teams. HR:4UK’s Angela Clay will be discussing: The Government’s new Job Support Scheme. Changes...

Oct 6, 2020 |

Post Offices: a support mechanism for 300,000 vulnerable people

The post office network relies on a subsidy from Government. It is just over six months until the current subsidy arrangement ends and that is deeply worrying for subpostmasters and the communities th...

Sep 10, 2020 |

Self-employment income support scheme - second grant available

Subpostmasters whose businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 since 14 July will be able to claim a grant payment through the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS...

Aug 28, 2020 |

Working in the heatwave

The NFSP's trusted HR partner HR:4UK has expert advice for NFSP members on working through the current heatwave. The UK is currently experiencing a heatwave with temperatures expected to reach 9...

Aug 11, 2020 | Other

NFSP AGM 2020 & September event

The NFSP’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020 took place at 11am on Wednesday 29 July via the online meeting system Zoom. Guy Butterworth of the NFSP’s auditor Lucraft Hodgson & Dawes...

Jul 31, 2020 | NFSP

Actions in response to the roll out of ordering via Branch Hub

As subpostmasters will likely be aware, Post Office Ltd (PO) is rolling out a new system for ordering stock via Branch Hub – which it intends to replace the Horizon-based ordering system. The N...

Jul 24, 2020 | Post Office

Mandatory face coverings in shops and supermarkets

From Friday 24 July it will be mandatory for customers to wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets in England. These regulations are already in place in Scotland - with the same overall guidance...

Jul 23, 2020 |

Post Office Ltd interference with Google My Business pages

The NFSP has become aware that Post Office Ltd (PO) has been taking control of and editing individual post offices’ Google My Business pages. In many cases this has seen PO remove content relat...

Jul 23, 2020 | Post Office

Coronavirus update - 2 June 2020

As you may be aware, Post Office Ltd (PO) is introducing major changes to the availability of bureau services across the network due to the impact of the coronavirus. Due to domestic and internationa...

Jun 2, 2020 |

June 2020 remuneration announcement

As you will have seen, Post Office Ltd (PO) has announced a scheme for supporting June’s remuneration for the network. After the approach for underpinning April and May’s remuneration was...

May 7, 2020 | Post Office

PO extends financial services to help support vulnerable customers

Post Office Ltd (PO) has made two of its financial products available to banks, building societies and credit unions to assist vulnerable customers most in need of fast and simple access to cash durin...

May 7, 2020 |

New debt protection plan

The government has introduced new measures to protect high street shops and small companies from ‘aggressive’ rent collection and debt recovery. Business Secretary Alok Sharma set out pla...

May 7, 2020 |

What's our social value?

The NFSP is carrying out research to understand the different ways in which post offices support their local communities. NFSP Head of Research and Policy, Peter Hall said: “we talk regularly t...

May 5, 2020 | NFSP

Looking after your mental health is important too

These are challenging times. The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives – both at home and at work. Over the last month, much attention has been given to how we can maintain...

Apr 9, 2020 |

PO unveils 'post office in a box' trial

Post Office Ltd (PO) is trialling a ‘post office in a box’ concept. Designed to be used where there is an urgent need for a branch, the new concept, which measures just 845mm by 845mm, op...

Apr 8, 2020 | Post Office