“Robert Oxley, of The TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘It’s unacceptable that Royal Mail bosses have forked out so much for their own luxury at the same time as hiking prices for ordinary mail users.
‘Executives need to deliver better value for money instead of ordering themselves the latest office kit at taxpayers’ expense.” Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com added: “Consumers will be rightly furious about this. The double standards are unacceptable.
‘This makes me wonder if Royal Mail understands what it is going to put the public through by severely increasing the price of stamps. It’s a disgrace, and older and vulnerable people will be hardest hit.’”