Anchoring Economics

4.4. Reflections

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The first two chapters of this report highlighted the direct economic value Post Office brings to the United Kingdom, as well as its role as a piece of the United Kingdom’s underlying economic infrastructure. However, this research also found an even further-reaching economic value in Post Office given its role as an economic anchor for high streets and communities. Post offices deliver essential services that either cannot be done online or for which there are few alternatives. Not only do post offices, in turn, drive wider footfall to high streets, but they also are the pillar propping up countless businesses and rural communities that, without ongoing support for their post office, would otherwise face collapse.

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