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Post Office Overseas Letter Post Schemes

The overseas Schemes have been split into Letter and Parcel version from the start. The Schemes for letters appear to have attracted an unusual number of mistakes -- repeated numbering, and incorrect or phantom Schemes! See the notes in the table.


Date Scheme Preamble
1969
(1 Oct)

Post Office (British Commonwealth and Foreign Post) Amendment (No.1) Scheme 1969 (link)

none

1971
(15 Feb)

Post Office (British Commonwealth and Foreign Post) Amendment (No.2) Scheme 1971 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 15th February 1971, makes provision for the changeover to decimal currency, with certain consequential adjustments. There are also some changes in the Schedule of specified countries to which letters and postcards may be posted at special rates.

1971
(1 Jul)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1971 (link)

The Scheme which follows this note has been made under section 28 of the Post Office Act 1969 and will come into operation on 1st July 1971, when it will replace:

(a) the British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Regulations 1965 (S.I. 1965 No. 1735) (and regulations amending them) which, by virtue of paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 9 to the Act, have effect as if they were provisions of schemes made under that section, and

(b) the Post Office (British Commonwealth and Foreign Post) Amendment (No. 1) Scheme 1969 and the Post Office (British Commonwealth and Foreign Post) Amendment (No. 2) Scheme 1971 (Post Office Scheme P2/I971) which amended those regulations.

The new scheme consolidates the provisions of the above-mentioned regulations and schemes, with amendments, most of which are consequential upon decisions of the Universal Postal Union with respect to charges, terms and conditions. The principal changes are:

1. Postage rates generally are increased and the relevant weight-steps altered.

2. The sample post, phonopost and reply postcard services are abolished. Items which have hitherto been transmissible as sample post packets may in future be transmitted in the small packet post. Items which have been transmissible as phonopost packets will be chargeable at the letter rate if they are recordings of current personal messages; otherwise they will be transmissible at the small packet rate.

1972
(1 Mar)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.1) Scheme 1972 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 1st March 1972, makes provision whereby:

(a) postage stamps in denominations of pre-decimal currency and certain old issues of stamps in denominations of £1 may no longer be used for denoting payment of postage and other fees;

(b) stamps which have been mutilated or defaced may not be used;

(c) in the case of an outgoing postal packet on which no part, or part only, of the postage has been prepaid, the Post Office may endorse on the packet an indication that it should be treated as if the full postage had been prepaid, and may recover from the sender the amount of the outstanding postage.

1972
(1 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.2) Scheme 1972 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 1st April 1972 provides that the postage chargeable on a new large size air letter form will be 6p. There will be no change in the amount of postage (5p) chargeable on the smaller air letter form currently in use, which will still be available.

1972
(1 Oct)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.3) Scheme 1972 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 1st October 1972 provides for the acceptance of Bangladesh into, and withdrawal of Pakistan from the Commonwealth, the renaming of Ceylon as Sri Lanka, the establishment of the United Arab Emirates and the application of the Inland Post Scheme to the Overseas Scheme.

1973
(5 Jul)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.4) Scheme 1973 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 5th July 1973:

(a) redefines the British postal area so as to exclude the Isle of Man from that definition;

(&) makes certain other changes consequential thereon.

1973
(10 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.5) Scheme 1973 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 10th September 1973, provides for:

1. Postage rates generally to be revised.

2. The number of specified countries or places to which concessionary postage rates are applied to be decreased.

3. The conditions of acceptance for reduced rate printed papers to be amended.

1974
(8 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.6) Scheme 1974 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 24th June 1974, provides for the introduction of an international business reply service.

1974
(24 Jun)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.7) Scheme 1974 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 8th April 1974, provides for postage rates generally to be revised.

1974
(8 Jul)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.7A) Scheme 1974 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 8th July 1974, provides for postage rates generally to be revised. It revokes the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 7) Scheme 1974 (Post Office Scheme P2/1974) which was made on 23rd May 1974.

1975
(17 Mar)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.8) Scheme 1975 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 17th March 1975, provides for postal charges generally to be revised, and for the conditions concerning postal packets in bond awaiting Customs clearance to be modified.

1975
(28 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.9) Scheme 1975 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 28th April 1975, provides for the revision of the charge for a Forces Air Letter.

1975
(29 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.9) Scheme 1975 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 29th September 1975, revises postal charges generally and substitutes for imperial units of measurement their approximate metric equivalents.

Duplicated number

1976
(5 Jan)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.10) Scheme 1976 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 5th January 1976, gives effect to certain provisions in the Universal Postal Convention signed at Lausanne on 5th July 1974, revises postal charges for printed packets and makes other minor changes.

1976
(26 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.11) Scheme 1976 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 26th April 1976, revises certain postal charges for letters, printed packets and small packets.

1976
(7 Jun)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.12) Scheme 1976 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 7th June 1976, in the main revises certain postal charges for letters and printed packets sent to Forces personnel.

1977
(13 Jun)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.13) Scheme 1977 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 13th June 1977, revises postal charges generally.

1977
(3 Oct)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1977 (link)

The Scheme which follows this note has been made under section 28 of the Post Office Act 1969 and will come into operation on 3rd October 1977, when it will replace:

(a) the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1971 (Post Office Scheme P7/1971), and

(b) the following schemes which amended that Scheme, that is to say, the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 1) Scheme 1972 (Post Office Scheme P2/1972), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 2) Scheme 1972 (Post Office Scheme P6/1972), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 3) Scheme 1972 (Post Office Scheme P8/1972), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 4) Scheme 1973 (Post Office Scheme P2/1973), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 5) Scheme 1973 (Post Office Scheme P6/1973), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 6) Scheme 1974 (Post Office Scheme Pl/1974), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 7A) Scheme 1974 (Post Office Scheme P2A/1974), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 8) Scheme 1975 (Post Office Scheme P2jI975), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 9) Scheme 1975 made on 26th March 1975 (Post Office Scheme P7/1975), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 9) Scheme 1975 made on 28th August 1975 (Post Office Scheme Pl1/1975), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 10) Scheme 1975 (Post Office Scheme PI7jI975), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 11) Scheme 1976 (Post Office Scheme P2/1976), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 12) Scheme 1976 (Post Office Scheme P4/1976) and the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 13) Scheme 1977 (Post Office Scheme P2/1977).

The new Scheme consolidates the provisions of the above mentioned schemes, with amendments. The principal changes are:

1. The abolition of international business reply packets.

2. The reference to international reply coupons.

1978
(12 Jun)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.1) Scheme 1978 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 12th June 1978, provides for the operation of a "Local Reply Card" facility.

1979
(7 Jun)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.1) Scheme 1979 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 7th June, 1979, amends the provisions for payment of compensation. The principal changes are:

1. the introduction of compensation payments up to £10 for unregistered postal packets lost or damaged whilst in the custody of the Post Office;

2. the maximum amount of compensation payable for the loss of or damage to registered postal packets is increased to £10;

3. a procedure is introduced for claims for compensation for loss or damage occurring in the post which cannot readily be resolved to be submitted to an independent complaints panel for consideration.

Duplicated number

1979
(20 Aug)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.2) Scheme 1979 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 20th August 1979 revises certain surface and air mail rates of postage, certain fees and also amends the provisions for unpaid or underpaid postage on postal packets.

1979
(29 Oct)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.3) Scheme 1979 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 29th October 1979 revises postal charges for surface printed packets at Full Rate and Reduced Rate, Forces surface printed packets and bulk posting in mail bags.

1980
(4 Feb)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.4) Scheme 1980 (link)

The Amending Scheme which comes into operation on 4th February 1980 revises certain surface and air mail rates of postage, certain fees for ancillary services and the minimum weight requirement for bulk posting in mail bags.

1980
(29 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.5) Scheme 1980 (link)

The Amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 29th September 1980, replaces the provision relating to express delivery with a provision relating to accelerated treatment of a postal packet.

1981
(26 Jan)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.6) Scheme 1981 (link)

The Scheme which comes into operation on 26th January 1981, revises postal charges generally.amends the provision relating to air letters of different sizes and deletes the provision prohibiting transmission through the post of coin or gold bullion exceeding £200 in value.

1981
(2 Mar)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.7) Scheme 1981 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 2nd March 1981, provides for the International Datapost service (which is at present available only under a contract) to be made available also to customers not wishing to enter into a contract.

1981
(1 Jul)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.8) Scheme 1981 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 1st July 1981, revises fees for certain ancillary services and amends certain conditions relating to particular classes of packets.

1981
(28 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.9) Scheme 1981 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 28th September 1981, contains provisions relating to changes in procedures in the Datapost service.

1981
(1 Oct)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.10) Scheme 1981 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 1st October 1981, contains details of a procedure for claims for compensation for loss or damage occurring in the post which cannot readily be resolved, to be submitted to an independent complaints panel for consideration.

1982
(1 Feb)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1982 (link)

The Scheme which follows this note has been made under section 28 of the Post Office Act 1969 and will come into operation on 1st February 1982, when it will replace:

(a) the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1977 (Post Office Scheme P5/1977) and,

(b) the following schemes which amended that Scheme, that is to say, the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 1) Scheme 1979 (Post Office Scheme P2/1979), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 2) Scheme 1979 (Post Office Scheme P7/1979), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 3) Scheme 1979 (Post Office Scheme P8/1979), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 4) Scheme 1980 (Post Office Scheme P2/1980), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 5) Scheme 1980 (Post Office Scheme P7/1980), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 6) Scheme 1981 (Post Office Scheme P2/1981), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No, 7) Scheme 1981 (Post Office Scheme P10/1981), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 8) Scheme 1981 (Post Office Scheme P10/1981), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 9) Scheme 1981 (Post Office Scheme P13/1981) and the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 10) Scheme 1981 (Post Office Scheme P14/1981).

The new Scheme consolidates the provisions of the above mentioned schemes with amendments and revises postal charges generally and certain fees for ancillary services.

1982
(13 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.1) Scheme 1982 (link)

The amending Scheme, which comes into operation on 13th September 1982, alters the meaning of an "insured letter" and makes a further minor amendment.

1983
(5 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.2) Scheme 1983 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 5th April 1983, revises postal charges generally.

1984
(3 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.3) Scheme 1984 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 3rd September 1984, revises postal charges generally and makes sundry minor alterations to the text.

1985
(4 Nov)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.4) Scheme 1985 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 4th November 1985, revises certain postal charges.

1986
(2 Jan)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.5) Scheme 1986 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 2nd January 1986, revises certain conditions of acceptance for window envelopes, the charge for international reply coupons, together with the levels of compensation for insured letters, registered letters and certain other postal packets.

1986
(20 Oct)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.6) Scheme 1986 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 20th October 1986, revises certain postal charges, implements a differential postal charge for letters weighing not more than 20 grams and postcards for transmission to certain European destinations, and revises postal charges and the weight step structure for letters for transmission to H.M. Forces.

1987
(30 Mar)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.7) Scheme 1987 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 30th March 1987, revises Post Office powers concerning the treatment of outgoing unpaid or underpaid postal packets.

1988
(5 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.8) Scheme 1988 (link)

The Scheme, which will come into operation on 5th September 1988, revises postal charges generally.

1989
(2 Oct)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.9) Scheme 1989 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 2nd October 1989, revises postal,charges generally, abolishes the surface express service and revises the pricing structure for bulk postings in mail bags and for airmail printed papers and small packets.

1990
(3 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.10) Scheme 1990 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on the 3rd September 1990 revises references to the Post Office Inland Post Scheme 1979 (now replaced by Schemes of 1989) and references to letters, postcards and newspapers posted to European destinations.

1991
(21 Jan)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.12) Scheme 1990 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on the 21st January 1991, revises certain postal charges, introduces a European airmail small packet service and a European airmail printed packet service and abolishes the European airmail newspaper service, the reduced rate printed packet service and the facility for bulk posting in mail bags. Additionally, the Scheme revises references to air letters, air mail packets, small packets, printed packets and literature for the blind.

Stated to amend Schemes up to No.11, but no previous Scheme No.11 appeared in the Gazette. Revoked by the following Scheme No.11!

1991
(11 Mar)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.11) Scheme 1991 (link)

The Scheme which comes into operation on 11th March 1991 revises postal charges generally and certain fees for ancillary services.

1991
(18 Mar)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.12) Scheme 1991 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 18th March 1991, revises certain postal charges, introduces a European airmail small packet service and a European airmail printed packet service and abolishes the European airmail newspaper service, the reduced rate printed packet service and the facility for bulk posting in mail bags. Additionally, the Scheme revises references to air letters, air mail packets, small packets, printed packets and literature for the blind.

1991
(16 Sep)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.13) Scheme 1991 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 16th September 1991, revises postal charges generally and charges for certain ancillary services.

1993
(12 Jul)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.14) Scheme 1993 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 12th July 1993, introduces references to International Recorded and International Registered, the trading names for the registration and insured letter facilities and revises certain fees for ancillary services.

1993
(1 Nov)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.15) Scheme 1993 (link)

The Scheme which comes into operation on 1st November 1993 revises postal charges generally and certain fees for ancillary services.

1996
(8 Jul)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.16) Scheme 1996 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 8th July 1996 revises postal charges generally and introduces definitions of Swiftair packets, prepaid Swiftpacks, Swiftair plus Registered Packets and Swiftair plus Recorded packets together with a scale of fees for these facilities. Additionally, the Scheme revises compensation levels for International Recorded and International Registered, acceptance conditions for International Registered and acceptance conditions relating to printed packets.

1998
(6 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.17) Scheme 1998 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 6th April 1998 revises certain postal charges, lists of overseas destinations and introduces definitions of Airpacks, together with a scale of fees for this facility. Additionally, the Scheme introduces a reference to international response service licenses and revises references to undeliverable packets.

1999
(26 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.18) Scheme 1999 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 26th April 1999 revises certain postal charges and introduces a definition of Aircards, together with the charge for this facility. Additionally, the Scheme introduces references to specific conditions and charges for Special Delivery packets where such items are posted through British Forces Post Offices or through an ordinary post office to British Forces Post Office numbered addresses abroad and also deletes the facility to post IPBS packets.

1999
(25 Oct)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.19) Scheme 1999 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 25th October 1999 revises certain postal charges to European destinations, and makes certain other minor amendments.

2000
(27 Apr)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.20) Scheme 2000 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 27 April 2000 makes certain amendments consequential to the Post Office Inland Letter Post Scheme 2000 (IL1/2000) and the Post Office Scheme for Franking Letters and Parcels 2000 (F1/2000), revises certain postal charges to international destinations, introduces definitions of Airletters and Forces Airletters and makes certain other minor amendments.

2001
(1 Jan)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.21) Scheme 2001 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 1st January 2001 amends references to the time limit applicable for making claims for compensation.

2001
(23 Mar)

Post Office Overseas Letter Post Scheme 2001 (link)

The Scheme which follows this note has been made under section 28 of the Post Office Act 1969 and will come into operation on 23rd March 2001 when it will replace:

(a) the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1982 (Post Office Scheme P2/1982) and

(b) the following Schemes which amends that Scheme, that is to say the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 1) Scheme 1982 (Post Office Scheme P6/1982), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 2) Scheme 1983 (Post Office Scheme P4/1983), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 3) Scheme 1984 (Post Office Scheme 3/1984), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 4) Scheme 1985 (Post Office Scheme 4/1985), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 5) Scheme 1986 (Post Office Scheme 2/1986), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 6) Scheme 1986 (Post Office Scheme 5/1986), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 7) Scheme 1987 (Post Office Scheme 2/1987), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 8) Scheme 1988 (Post Office Scheme 3/1988), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 9) Scheme 1989 (Post Office Scheme L2/1989) the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 10) Scheme 1990 (Post Office Scheme L1/1990), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 11) Scheme 1991 (Post Office Scheme L1/ 1991), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 12) Scheme 1990 (Post Office Scheme L4/1990), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 13) Scheme 1991 (Post Office Scheme L3/1991), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 14) Scheme 1993 (Post Office Scheme L2/1993), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 15) Scheme 1993 (Post Office Scheme L8/1993), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 16) Scheme 1996 (Post Office Scheme L2/1996), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 17) Scheme 1998 (Post Office Scheme L1/1998) the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 18) Scheme 1999 (Post Office Scheme Ll/1999), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 19) Scheme 1999 (Post Office Scheme L2/1999) and Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 20) Scheme 2000 (Post Office Scheme OLl/2000), the Post Office Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No. 21) Scheme 2001 (Post Office Scheme OL1/2001).

The new Scheme contains provisions for determining the charges, terms and conditions applicable to postal packets (excluding parcels) transmitted by post from or to the British Postal area otherwise than under the Inland Letter Post Scheme 2000.

2001
(2 Jul)

Consignia plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.1) Scheme 2001 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 2nd July 2001 revises certain postage charges to European destinations and fees for Special Delivery Packets transmitted through a British Forces Post Office or to a British Forces Post Office numbered address through an ordinary Post Office.

2001
(20 Aug)

Consignia plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.2) Scheme 2001 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 20th August 2001 introduces the Local Collect service.

2001
(17 Dec)

Consignia plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.3) Scheme 2001 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operationon 17 December 2001 revises Consignia fees for clearing incoming postal packets and certain mail bags through HM Customs and Excise Postal Depots.

2002
(4 Jul)

Consignia plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.4) Scheme 2002 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 4th July 2002 revises certain postage rates and fees and amends the definition of printed material that may be enclosed in printed packets weighing more than two kilogrammes.

2002
(31 Oct)

Consignia plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.5) Scheme 2002 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 31st October 2002 introduces the Airsure service, the International Signed For service and revises the Swiftair service. In addition, the Scheme abolishes the outgoing insured letter facility, the outgoing registered packet facility, the Swiftair plus Registered facility and the Swiftair plus Recorded facility. The Scheme also includes editorial changes regarding the price schedules for the Airmail Small Packets and Printed Papers services.

2003
(17 Apr)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.6) Scheme 2003 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 17 April 2003 revises Royal Mail fees for clearing incoming postal packets and certain mail bags through HM Customs and Excise Postal Depots.

2003
(8 May)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.7) Scheme 2003 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 8th May 2003 revises certain postage rates and fees.

2003
(9 Oct)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.8) Scheme 2003 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into operation on 9th October 2003 abolishes the Swiftair and Swiftpack services and introduces International Signed For packs. In addition, the Scheme increases the fee for Airsure packs and International Signed For packets, includes editorial changes to the list of countries in Air Mail Postage Rates Zones and amends the conditions relating to mail sent to members of HM Forces.

2004
(1 Apr)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.9) Scheme 2004 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 1st April 2004 revises certain postage rates, amends the postage rate structure relating to mail sent to members of HM Forces, introduces Airsure packs for European destinations and amends the level of compensation for ordinary postal packets.

2005
(7 Apr)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.10) Scheme 2005 (link)

The Scheme, which comes into force on 7th April 2005, revises the prices for several products set out in the Schedules.

2006
(3 Apr)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.11) Scheme 2006 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 3 April 2006, revises the prices for several services set out in the Schedules.

2006
(26 Apr)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.12) Scheme 2006 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 26 May 2006, revises the limits for compensation payable on certain items.

2006
(21 Aug)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.13) Scheme 2006 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 21 August 2006, revises the prices for a number of services set out in the Schedules.

2007
(2 Apr)

Royal Mail Group plc Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.14) Scheme 2007 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 2 April 2007, provides notification of changes to the prices for several services set out in the Schedules.

2008
(7 Apr)

Royal Mail Group Ltd Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.15) Scheme 2008 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 7 April 2008, provides notification of changes to the prices for several services set out in the Schedules and minor other amendments.

2009
(6 Apr)

Royal Mail Group Ltd Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.16) Scheme 2009 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 6 April 2009, provides notification of changes to the prices for several services set out in the Schedules and minor other amendments.

2010
(6 Apr)

Royal Mail Group Ltd Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.17) Scheme 2010 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 6 April 2010, provides notification of changes to the prices for several services set out in the Schedules and minor other amendments.

2011
(31 Jan)

Royal Mail Group Ltd Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.18) Scheme 2011 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 31st January 2011, provides notification of changes to the prices for several services set out in the Schedules and minor other amendments.

2011
(4 Apr)

Royal Mail Group Ltd Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.19) Scheme 2011 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 4 April 2011, provides notification of changes to the prices for several services set out in the Schedules and minor other amendments.

2012
(2 Apr)

Royal Mail Group Ltd Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.20) Scheme 2012 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 2nd April 2012, provides notification of minor changes to the terms set out in the Scheme and following Schedules.

2012
(30 Apr)

Royal Mail Group Ltd Overseas Letter Post Amendment (No.21) Scheme 2012 (link)

This amendment to the Scheme, which comes into force on 30th April 2012, provides notification of minor changes to the terms set out in the Scheme and following Schedules.

2012
(21 Dec)

Royal Mail Scheme for Overseas Letters (Consolidated Version) January 2013 (link)

This Scheme was made under section 89 of the Postal Services Act 2000 (as amended by Schedule 12 of the Postal Services Act 2011 which among other provisions inserts a new section 89A detailing the powers of OFCOM in relation to Postal Schemes) and came into operation in October 2011. It revoked and replaced the Successor Postal Services Company Inland Letter Post Scheme 2001 (as amended) and the text set out herein is that Scheme.

2012
(21 Dec)

Royal Mail Scheme for Overseas Letters (Consolidated Version) January 2013 (link)

This Scheme is known as 'The Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme February 2013' and is referred to in this document as 'this S cheme'. The date in the title is the date that the Scheme took (or will take) effect. This Scheme replaced an old Scheme which was called the Successor Postal Services Company Overseas Letter Post Scheme 2001 (as amended) which is no longer in force. This Scheme complies with requirements as set out by the Universal Postal Union (www.upu.int).

2013
(1 Mar)

Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1st March 2013 (link)

This Scheme is known as 'The Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1st March 2013' and is referred to in this document as 'this Scheme'. The date in the title is the date that the Scheme took (or will take) effect. This Scheme replaced an old Scheme which was called the Successor Postal Services Company Overseas Letter Post Scheme 2001 (as amended) which is no longer in force. This Scheme complies with requirements as set out by the Universal Postal Union (www.upu.int).

2014
(31 Mar)

Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 31st March 2014 (link)

This Scheme is known as 'The Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 31st March 2014' and is referred to in this document as 'this Scheme'. The date in the title is the date that the Scheme took (or will take) effect. This Scheme replaced an old Scheme which was called the Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1st March 2013 which is no longer in force. This Scheme complies with requirements as set out by the Universal Postal Union (www.upu.int).

2015
(12 Jan)

Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 12th January 2015 (link)

This Scheme is known as 'The Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 31st March 2014' and is referred to in this document as 'this Scheme'. The date in the title is the date that the Scheme took (or will take) effect. This Scheme replaced an old Scheme which was called the Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 1st March 2013 which is no longer in force. This Scheme complies with requirements as set out by the Universal Postal Union (www.upu.int).

Dates of current and previous Schemes appear to have not been updated

2015
(30 Mar)

Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 30th March 2015 (link)

This Scheme is known as 'The Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 30 March 2015' and is referred to in this document as 'this Scheme'. The date in the title is the date that the Scheme took (or will take) effect. This Scheme replaced an old Scheme which was called the Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 12th January 2015 which is no longer in force. This Scheme complies with requirements as set out by the Universal Postal Union (www.upu.int).

2015
(10 Aug)

Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 10th August 2015 (link)

This Scheme is known as 'The Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 10 August 2015' and is referred to in this document as 'this Scheme'. The date in the title is the date that the Scheme took (or will take) effect. This Scheme replaced an old Scheme which was called the Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 30th March 2015 which is no longer in force. This Scheme complies with requirements as set out by the Universal Postal Union (www.upu.int).

2015
(30 Nov)

Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 30th November 2015 (link)

This Scheme is known as 'The Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 30 November 2015' and is referred to in this document as 'this Scheme'. The date in the title is the date that the Scheme took (or will take) effect. This Scheme replaced an old Scheme which was called the Royal Mail Overseas Letter Post Scheme 10th August 2015 which is no longer in force. This Scheme complies with requirements as set out by the Universal Postal Union (www.upu.int).