For years I have been having post forwarded to me using the following method:

Front of the Envelope

Front of the Envelope

Back of the Envelope

Back of the Envelope

As you can see The Royal mail seem to have taken exception to this, and stuck a “Postage unpaid deficient postage” / “Revenue Protection” sticker on it, for that pleasure they have charged me 50p and a £1.00 handling fee. for the pleasure of forwarding this letter from the IWA (Inland Waterways Association) [link].

Calling the royal mail complaints number 08457 740 740 (yes of course I didn’t call an 0845 number, I used 01752 387112). I have been told that they are “cracking down” on this method of forwarding,  and that I should really be using  official Royal Mail Redirection, which is £21 per quarter/address change.

I suspect that this cracking down is more to do with increasing the profitability pending the sell off rather than because its a problem.