Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, has welcomed the Government’s £370 million funding boost for the Post Office which will enable the service to extend its opening hours, protect rural branches as well as cut queue times. This is more welcome news for the Post Office which also announced that it made a profit for the first time in 16 years.
Since 2010, Government has invested more than £2 billion into the Post Office which has led to the modernising of 7,500 branches and the protection of over 3,000 community branches that are the only shop in the village.
Andrew said, “Many people rely on their local Post Office not just at Christmas for sending cards but all year round for sending letters and parcels as well as paying bills and renewing passports. I know how important Post Offices are and as an MP I have seen first-hand how much concern is created when a branch is put under threat of closure.”
“With this funding the Government is ensuring that our Post Offices are fit for the future. For the first time in decades, the Post Office network is stable and this new funding means it can continue to improve services for local people.”