NFRN National President Stuart Reddish has roundly condemned today’s (July 17) announcement from Smiths News that its carriage charges are to increase by 3.02 per cent with effect from August 30 2020.
Average carriage charge increases of 3.5 per cent rises could jeopardise jobs and livelihoods.
News UK has infuriated news retailers by announcing a 1.75% carriage charge increase that will take effect from Monday February 3rd 2020.
NFRN is considering its legal options as Newspread increases their carriage charges by nearly 4 per cent.
Smiths News has left independent retailers enraged by announcing an average increase of 2% in their carriage charges.