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Special Delivery 9am Rates 2003-date


2009 - 12.45 rate for franked mail, 100-500g, up to 50

The Special Delivery service offered a guaranteed delivery time, usually 12.30pm, noon, or 1pm on the next working day for most destinations in the UK (although for some remote Scottish locations it was 5.30pm one, two, or even three days later).

In 2003 an additional service was introduced for a higher fee, which offered delivery by 9.00am on the next working day to virtually all the locations covered by the standard delivery service (which was now referred to as "Special Delivery Next Day").

Special Delivery 9am (with or without Saturday Guarantee and/or Consequential Loss) was one of the Royal Mail services affected by the court decision that made them liable to VAT. From 31st January 2011, the prices quoted below include VAT at the current rate (20% throughout).

The additional guarantee of Saturday delivery for a further flat fee available with Special Delivery Next Day was extended to Special Delivery 9am from 2008. Since the basic service without this guarantee was itself VATable from 2011, this has in effect continued to be a flat fee, albeit now including VAT, and so these fees are listed separately at the bottom of the page for convenience.

These tables cover only stamped or franked mail with rates that are visible on the cover, not the lower rates for contract deliveries.

There have been no changes in the prices in 2016-18


Date Compensation
2003
(21 Aug)
50
6.95 - 100g
7.65 - 500g
9.85 - 1kg
12.30 - 2kg
1000
7.40 - 100g
8.10 - 500g
10.30 - 1kg
12.75 - 2kg
2500
8.30 - 100g
9.00 - 500g
11.20 - 1kg
13.65 - 2kg
2005
(7 Apr)
50
7.95 - 100g
9.85 - 500g
12.20 - 1kg
15.10 - 2kg
1000
8.75 - 100g
10.65 - 500g
13.00 - 1kg
15.90 - 2kg
2500
9.70 - 100g
11.60 - 500g
13.95 - 1kg
16.85 - 2kg
2006
(3 Apr)
50
Stamped

8.95 - 100g
10.50 - 500g
12.20 - 1kg
15.10 - 2kg

Franked

8.85 - 100g
10.40 - 500g
12.00 - 1kg
14.90 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

9.95 - 100g
11.50 - 500g
13.20 - 1kg
16.10 - 2kg

Franked

9.85 - 100g
11.40 - 500g
13.00 - 1kg
15.90 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

10.90 - 100g
12.45 - 500g
14.15 - 1kg
17.05 - 2kg

Franked

10.80 - 100g
12.35 - 500g
13.95 - 1kg
16.85 - 2kg
2007
(2 Apr)
50
Stamped

9.35 - 100g
10.95 - 500g
12.75 - 1kg
15.80 - 2kg

Franked

9.25 - 100g
10.85 - 500g
12.55 - 1kg
15.55 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

10.40 - 100g
12.00 - 500g
13.80 - 1kg
16.85 - 2kg

Franked

10.30 - 100g
11.90 - 500g
13.60 - 1kg
16.60 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

11.40 - 100g
13.00 - 500g
14.80 - 1kg
17.85 - 2kg

Franked

11.30 - 100g
12.90 - 500g
14.60 - 1kg
17.60 - 2kg
2008
(7 Apr)
50
Stamped

10.30 - 100g
12.00 - 500g
14.00 - 1kg
17.40 - 2kg

Franked

10.10 - 100g
11.80 - 500g
13.60 - 1kg
16.90 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

11.55 - 100g
13.25 - 500g
15.25 - 1kg
18.65 - 2kg

Franked

11.35 - 100g
13.05 - 500g
14.85 - 1kg
18.15 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

12.65 - 100g
14.35 - 500g
16.35 - 1kg
19.75 - 2kg

Franked

12.45 - 100g
14.15 - 500g
15.95 - 1kg
19.25 - 2kg
2009
(6 Apr)
50
Stamped

10.85 - 100g
12.65 - 500g
14.75 - 1kg
18.30 - 2kg

Franked

10.65 - 100g
12.45 - 500g
14.35 - 1kg
17.80 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

12.35 - 100g
14.15 - 500g
16.25 - 1kg
19.80 - 2kg

Franked

12.15 - 100g
13.95 - 500g
15.85 - 1kg
19.30 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

13.80 - 100g
15.60 - 500g
17.70 - 1kg
21.25 - 2kg

Franked

13.60 - 100g
15.40 - 500g
17.30 - 1kg
20.75 - 2kg
2010
(6 Apr)
50
Stamped

11.35 - 100g
13.10 - 500g
15.20 - 1kg
18.80 - 2kg

Franked

10.85 - 100g
12.45 - 500g
14.21 - 1kg
17.27 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

12.90 - 100g
14.65 - 500g
16.75 - 1kg
20.35 - 2kg

Franked

12.40 - 100g
14.00 - 500g
15.76 - 1kg
18.82 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

14.45 - 100g
16.20 - 500g
18.30 - 1kg
21.90 - 2kg

Franked

13.95 - 100g
15.55 - 500g
17.31 - 1kg
20.37 - 2kg
2011
(31 Jan)
50
Stamped

13.62 - 100g
15.72 - 500g
18.24 - 1kg
22.56 - 2kg

Franked

13.02 - 100g
14.94 - 500g
17.05 - 1kg
20.72 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

15.48 - 100g
17.58 - 500g
20.10 - 1kg
24.42 - 2kg

Franked

14.88 - 100g
16.80 - 500g
18.91 - 1kg
22.58 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

17.34 - 100g
19.44 - 500g
21.96 - 1kg
26.28 - 2kg

Franked

16.74 - 100g
18.66 - 500g
20.77 - 1kg
24.44 - 2kg
2011
(4 Apr)
50
Stamped

15.25 - 100g
17.30 - 500g
19.35 - 1kg
23.45 - 2kg

Franked

14.42 - 100g
16.09 - 500g
17.78 - 1kg
21.66 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

17.30 - 100g
19.35 - 500g
21.40 - 1kg
25.50 - 2kg

Franked

16.47 - 100g
18.14 - 500g
19.83 - 1kg
23.71 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

20.55 - 100g
22.60 - 500g
24.65 - 1kg
28.75 - 2kg

Franked

19.71 - 100g
21.38 - 500g
23.07 - 1kg
26.95 - 2kg
2012
(30 Apr)
50
Stamped

16.70 - 100g
18.80 - 500g
20.45 - 1kg
24.75 - 2kg

Franked

15.50 - 100g
17.15 - 500g
18.60 - 1kg
22.65 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

18.90 - 100g
21.00 - 500g
22.65 - 1kg
26.95 - 2kg

Franked

17.70 - 100g
19.35 - 500g
20.80 - 1kg
24.85 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

22.40 - 100g
24.50 - 500g
26.15 - 1kg
30.45 - 2kg

Franked

21.20 - 100g
22.85 - 500g
24.30 - 1kg
28.35 - 2kg
2013
(2 Apr)
50
Stamped

17.64 - 100g
19.92 - 500g
21.60 - 1kg
26.16 - 2kg

Franked

16.32 - 100g
18.36 - 500g
19.92 - 1kg
24.12 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

19.84 - 100g
22.12 - 500g
23.80 - 1kg
28.36 - 2kg

Franked

18.52 - 100g
20.56 - 500g
22.12 - 1kg
26.32 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

23.34 - 100g
25.62 - 500g
27.30 - 1kg
31.86 - 2kg

Franked

22.02 - 100g
24.06 - 500g
25.62 - 1kg
29.82 - 2kg
2014
(31 Mar)
50
Stamped

18.18 - 100g
20.52 - 500g
22.26 - 1kg
26.94 - 2kg

Franked

16.92 - 100g
19.02 - 500g
20.64 - 1kg
25.02 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

20.38 - 100g
22.72 - 500g
24.46 - 1kg
29.14 - 2kg

Franked

19.12 - 100g
21.22 - 500g
22.84 - 1kg
27.22 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

23.88 - 100g
26.22 - 500g
27.96 - 1kg
32.64 - 2kg

Franked

22.62 - 100g
24.72 - 500g
26.34 - 1kg
30.72 - 2kg
2015
(30 Mar)
50
Stamped

18.36 - 100g
20.76 - 500g
22.50 - 1kg
26.94 - 2kg

Franked

17.10 - 100g
19.26 - 500g
20.88 - 1kg
25.02 - 2kg
1000
Stamped

20.56 - 100g
22.96 - 500g
24.70 - 1kg
29.14 - 2kg

Franked

19.30 - 100g
21.46 - 500g
23.08 - 1kg
27.22 - 2kg
2500
Stamped

24.06 - 100g
26.46 - 500g
28.20 - 1kg
32.64 - 2kg

Franked

22.80 - 100g
24.96 - 500g
26.58 - 1kg
30.72 - 2kg

Saturday Guarantee Rates

Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee
2008
(7 Apr)
2.00 2009
(6 Apr)
2.20 2010
(6 Apr)
2.25 2011
(31 Jan)
2.70 2012
(30 Apr)
3.00