At least the government has seen sense and offered the Post Office network an essential lifeline by renewing the Post Office Card Account contract. Now it it time to move one. As New Economics Foundation director Stewart Wallis said in the Guardian this morning:
Strongly supported local communities are critical if people and small businesses are to weather difficult times ahead. Post offices have a key role to play in ensuring our resilience to this, and other potential shocks.
Executive director, New Economics Foundation
And as a start the link between and Irish bank and the Post Office should be scrapped and it should be allowed to offer genuine, independent banking for the communities of the UK.