MP contacted by thousands
SNAITH MP Andrew Percy is celebrating after the Government week announced that the Post Office is to retain the DVLA tax disk contract for a further ten years.
Mr Percy had been supporting a campaign by the National Federation of Subpostmasters to ensure that the contract was renewed.
The contract win by Post Office Ltd (POL) will ensure that from next March, the public will continue to be able to access existing DVLA services at post offices such as renewing road tax; as well a number of additional services such as change of car ownership details, changes to number plates and people’s name and address on a driving licence.
Crucially, the contract serves as a ‘framework agreement’, meaning it will be easier for the Post Office to be awarded a host of other, future government contracts without having to go out to competitive tender.
Andrew said: “Over 1,000 constituents contacted me on this important issue, showing just how much people value our local Post Offices. That is why I worked hard to try to persuade Ministers of the importance of this contract.
“The announcement by the Government that the contract will now be renewed will help to secure Post Offices and I would like to thank those residents who contacted me on this. The last Government closed over 4000 Post Offices; fortunately we now have a Government committed to supporting them.”
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