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This year's Valentine's Day spending expected to hit new highs

Spending on Valentine’s Day (14 February) is expected to reach £853m this year, up 7.8% on 2018 figures, according to new research. The survey by retail and shopper marketing agency Savvy...

Feb 15, 2019 | Retail

Tributes paid to long-serving subpostmistress

The Post Office has paid tribute to a "loyal" and "long-serving" Somerset postmaster who has died suddenly. Peggy Gange-Harris, the postmaster of Othery Post Office, passed away o...

Feb 15, 2019 | Post Office

Digital-only bank enters talks with the Post Office

Digital-only bank Monzo has told MPs it has entered discussions with the Post Office to allow customers to deposit and withdraw cash in its branches. Tom Blomfield, chief executive of the start-up, w...

Feb 15, 2019 | Post Office

A helping hand for subpostmasters

Community businesses across England have until 1pm on 14 February to apply for a learning programme and a grant of up to £10,000. Open to early-stage community businesses that are planning to g...

Feb 6, 2019 | NFSP

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