One in five UK post offices could close in next year, survey finds

Biggest concerns for postmasters include falling incomes and higher costs

More than one in five post offices could disappear over the next 12 months as the often self-employed postmasters struggle to earn a living amid lower wages and falling customer demand.

A survey of 1,000 post office workers by the National Federation of SubPostmasters (NFSP) found that 22% are planning to close, hand on their business, or downsize over the next year as they go without holidays and take on extra jobs to make ends meet.

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Source: The Guardian
One in five UK post offices could close in next year, survey finds