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As of March 2021, there are 11,415 branches in the Post Office network. In the year to March 2021 the total number of post offices in the UK had decreased by 223.

Since around 2009 the number of post offices in the UK has remained reasonably consistent. Over the longer term (since the early 1980s) the number of post offices has almost halved.

Post Office Ltd, which owns and runs the Post Office Network, was separated from Royal Mail Group Ltd on 1 April 2012. In return for a package of Government funding for transformation and modernisation, the Post Office committed to investing in the network, and maintaining around 11,500 branches. Further details about Post Office Ltd are given in the Library Note The Post Office.

In November 2020, the government announced the Post Office would receive a £227 million investment for 2021/22. This includes a £50 million network subsidy payment and £177 million to invest in the future of the network. The £177 million investment funding is made up of a £125 million equity injection and £52 million loan. 

Further information on post offices in each constituency

A full list of Post offices by constituency has been made available to the Library by the Post Office Ltd, since 2002. These lists are copyrighted to the Post Office and for that reason the Library is only able to provide them to Members and their staff.

A table with the numbers of post offices by constituency Post offices by constituency is available via the Parliamentary intranet only.


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