MP’s delight as Post Office wins licence contract

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A BARNSLEY MP has welcomed news the Post Office will continue providing driving licences and tax discs.

Michael Dugher, Labour MP for Barnsley East, saw months of campaigning pay off when the network won a £450m contract with the DVLA.

The postal unions had warned losing the service would have damaged hundreds of post offices, some of which rely on up to 20 per cent of their revenues on the DVLA contract.

Over the course of the campaign, Michael was contacted by more than 200 of his constituents who had concerns about the future of the Post Office.

The contract will last for at least 10 years.

Mr Dugher said: “It is fantastic news the Post Office has won this DVLA contract.

“Post Offices are important as they provide a vital service to local people and should be seen as community hubs.

“Expanding the range of services and commercial activities at post office branches is crucial to ensuring the long-term future of the post office network and their place in communities across the country.”