Price controls on stamps could be scrapped leaving Royal Mail to decide on swingeing increases without any right of challenge.
Details emerged in a consultation document published last night by the industry regulator, Postcomm.
The possibility will alarm families and businesses who have suffered a series of inflation-busting increases in the cost of stamps in recent years.
The price of First Class stamp is to rise by 5p from Monday, taking it to 46p, while second class will go up 4p to 36p. More...