Levies on postage
For the last few years, one of the bulk mailing options available to Ciconi customers has been the 'advertising mail' service offered by Royal Mail and other providers. Under the right circumstances this option can save money, provided you satisfy the criteria.
Charges for 'advertising mail' services include a 0.02% levy that's used to fund the Advertising Standards Authority and the Mail Preference Service. The levy is collected from customers by service providers (such as Royal Mail) and passed to the Advertising Standards Board of Finance (ASBOF).
The good news is – you do not have to pay the levy! Provided you can prove it was paid in the first place, you can reclaim it from ASBOF either quarterly or annually. As usual there is a process for doing this and if you contact us we can help you through it.