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MP welcomes Government pledge for fairer pay for local postmasters

June 20, 2019 4:03 PM

Tim at Hawkshead Post OfficeSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the Government's decision to launch a seven-week review into postmaster salaries.

The news comes after Tim recently made the case on the floor of the House of Commons for cash-strapped post offices in the South Lakes to receive the funding needed to provide banking services.

Back in April, 2,500 sub-postmasters warned they could close or downsize over the next 12 months.

Tim said: "With more and more banks abandoning our high streets, the importance of our local rural post offices - especially for older people - has never been greater.

"The fact the minister has waded in and launched a badly-needed review, with the aim of giving postmasters a fairer deal for the work they do, will hopefully end up being a big win for rural communities."