Stamp duty

This week I had to go to my local Post Office depot to retrieve an item which had been posted with insufficient postage and pay the £1.53 charge.

It was a letter that had been sent out with no postage on it at all and it turned out to be a circular from John Lewis Partnership to my wife inviting her to apply for a John Lewis Partnership card.

The clerk at the depot told me that he had three full boxes of such unstamped letters from John Lewis Partnership – hundreds of them. And that was just at one depot.

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This is a bit ironic seeing you ran an article (19 February) saying Waitrose had been voted Britain’s top supermarket. Bit of egg on their face now, I reckon.

William F Hamilton

Lanark Road