The Big Picture

2.4. Reflections

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With a post office in nearly every town and village across the United Kingdom, Post Office is an integral UK institution – so ubiquitous and established as to be nearly unseen. This analysis, however, brings its economic value into sharp focus and underscores that post offices continue to matter.

Not only is Post Office’s contribution to the United Kingdom’s economy significant at nearly £5 billion a year but, critically, it is spread widely across each region and every constituency of the United Kingdom – a trait that few businesses can claim in the same manner. As the Government looks to tackle regional disparities and inequalities, it might consider how a branch infrastructure across all four nations may play its part in delivering that goal.