Friday, 22 December 2017

Delivering welcome news to our post offices

The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, has this week announced £370 million of funding to secure the future of the Post Office network, bringing the total amount invested since 2010 to £2 billion. This new funding will be used to extend opening hours, cut queue times and protect rural branches and so this announcement is great news for the Hexham constituency's village branches, ensuring that everyone will continue to have access to their local branch. Post Office branches are at the heart of our local communities, and with the Post Office having moved into profit for the first time in 16 years and branch numbers at their most stable for decades, the future is looking bright for the Post Office.