Inaccurate news about Post Office
Over the weekend, The People newspaper incorrectly reported on speculation about the future size of the Post Office network. This also appeared on the Daily Mirror website and a few associated local newspaper websites that are part of Reach PLC publishing group.
The size and governance of our network is a matter for Government, as our shareholder, in consultation with Post Office. We can confirm that no such discussions have been held, nor are any planned in relation to our branch network. Our network of 11,500 branches has been stable for the last decade and we've seen a net growth in our network of 181 branches between the end of March 2021 and December 2021 alone.
Our press office was in contact with the journalist to make the points above. However, the publication unfortunately chose to run this unfounded story.