Magazine article Public Finance

MPs Find Funding Weakness in Post Office Plans

Magazine article Public Finance

MPs Find Funding Weakness in Post Office Plans

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Outreach post office services, a major element of the overhaul of the network, might fail due to inadequate funding MPs have warned.

In a report into Post Office finance, published on Jury 25, the business and enterprise select committee said the network could be further diminished by inadequate funding for outlets that provide post office services. The MPs called for a National Audit Office investigation into the arrangements.

The committee's report followed evidence sessions with Post Office Ltd and customer organisation Postwatch. The MPs looked at how parent company Royal Mail Group funds post offices for mail services.

They also considered the funding of services outside specialist post offices, in particular partner outreach' - where a sub-postmaster or mistress appoints a local partner such as a shop to provide services. …

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