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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.


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
2019
(25 Mar)
£50
Stamped

£19.28 - 100g
£21.80 - 500g
£23.63 - 1kg
£28.29 - 2kg

Franked

£17.96 - 100g
£20.22 - 500g
£21.92 - 1kg
£26.27 - 2kg
£1000
Stamped

£21.59 - 100g
£24.11 - 500g
£25.94 - 1kg
£30.60 - 2kg

Franked

£20.27 - 100g
£22.53 - 500g
£24.23 - 1kg
£28.58 - 2kg
£2500
Stamped

£25.26 - 100g
£27.78 - 500g
£29.61 - 1kg
£34.27 - 2kg

Franked

£23.94 - 100g
£26.21 - 500g
£27.91 - 1kg
£32.26 - 2kg
2020
(23 Mar)
£50
Stamped

£20.24 - 100g
£22.89 - 500g
£24.81 - 1kg
£29.70 - 2kg

Franked

£18.85 - 100g
£21.23 - 500g
£23.02 - 1kg
£27.58 - 2kg
£1000
Stamped

£22.44 - 100g
£25.09 - 500g
£27.01 - 1kg
£31.90 - 2kg

Franked

£21.05 - 100g
£23.43 - 500g
£25.22 - 1kg
£29.78 - 2kg
£2500
Stamped

£25.94 - 100g
£28.59 - 500g
£30.51 - 1kg
£35.40 - 2kg

Franked

£24.55 - 100g
£26.93 - 500g
£28.72 - 1kg
£33.28 - 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