Back Post Office bid

PUBLISHED: 13:59 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 21:31 31 May 2010

WHEN the Government ceased payment of state pensions and benefits via a payment book, four million people chose to use the Post Office Card Account (POCA) to cash their benefits. The Government is currently considering bids to run a new card account from

WHEN the Government ceased payment of state pensions and benefits via a payment book, four million people chose to use the Post Office Card Account (POCA) to cash their benefits.

The Government is currently considering bids to run a new card account from 2010, and we have serious concerns that it may decide to award the contract to another bidder.

I believe the Post Office is best placed to continue to provide this service. We offer local, convenient access for customers, who trust the staff and the Post Office brand.

I have written to Sir Alan Haselhurst urging him to support Post Office Ltd when the government considers the bids. If we fail, the consequences to local Post Offices will be devastating.

Mrs S Amos, Newport Post Office


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Saffron Walden Reporter. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Saffron Walden Reporter