Post Office Services Needs Expanded
Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed the report by the Consumer Focus Post calling for Post Offices to begin offering more services.
Mr. McMullan said,
“This report focuses on the lack of services that the Executive Departments are offering through the Post Offices, services that are available in larger Post Offices and in Post Offices across Britain.
“The Post Office has the most extensive number of branches across the North and provide a service that cannot be matched by other agencies.
“However in recent years we have heard that many Post Offices especially Rural ones are facing closure yet there are many other services that could be added to ensure that these remain open.
“Services such as driving license renewal, vehicle tax renewal or other governmental services could be moved to make the Post Offices more viable.
“The report also highlights that older, poorer and other vulnerable consumers, who regularly use the post office, do not always have access to online services and would benefit most from greater access to government services at their local Post Office.
“I am calling on the Post Office to expand their full range of services to each and every branch across the North and begin to look at a partnership with Executive Departments by offering more services that will also provide stability for small and rural Post Offices."