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No more PO closures

NO RURAL post offices will close for the next decade, according to northern isles MP Alistair Carmichael.

The MP said a new 10 year service deal between the Royal Mail and the Post Office will guarantee the current network with no closure programmes.

“The closure programmes introduced under Labour had a hugely damaging effect in places like the northern isles where for older people in particular, the local post office can be a real lifeline,” Mr Carmichael said.

“The measures that the government have taken are designed to secure the universal service and will protect the future of the network. The deal announced today puts the future of the network beyond doubt and will allow sub-postmasters to invest in their businesses with confidence.

“Ministers have made clear that they are committed to supporting postal services in more rural areas. There will be no more closures under this government.”