Brigg MP praises ten year Post Office contract
The MP for Brigg and Goole has praised a ten-year contract being handed to the Post Office, to continue their provision of DVLA services.
Conservative MP Andrew Percy is celebrating after the Government announced that the Post Office would retain the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) tax disk contract for a further ten years.
This contract renewal means that people will continue to access DVLA services at post offices, such as renewing road tax and changing car ownership details.
Mr Percy said: "Over 1000 constituents contacted me on this important issue, showing just how much people value our local Post Offices. That is why I worked hard to try to persuade Ministers of the importance of this contract.
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"The announcement by the Government that the contract will now be renewed will help to secure Post Offices and I would like to thank those residents who contacted me on this. The last Government closed over 4000 Post Offices; fortunately we now have a Government committed to supporting them."
Mr Percy has been had been supporting a campaign by the National Federation of Subpostmasters (NFSP) to ensure that the contract was renewed.
George Thomson, general secretary of the NFSP, said: "This contract means the public and businesses will continue to have convenient, local access to essential services while subpostmasters will retain income to allow them to continue to provide a Post Office service to their communities."