As of 2014, Royal Mail charges 62 pence for a 1st Class stamp and 53 pence for a 2nd Class stamp. The postal system aims to deliver 1st Class letters within one working day, whereas most 2nd Class letters arrive within three days of posting.
Large letters that weigh in excess of 100 grams need additional postage, as do parcels sent via both 1st and 2nd Class mail. Prices vary based on the weight of the item in question. Royal Mail also provides special franking prices for customers who utilize a Royal Mail postage machine in their home or business.