The Last Post provides new evidence of the vital social and economic role of urban sub post offices.

The report says that they play a particularly valuable role in deprived urban areas, and outlines the new threats that they now face from changes to the post office network.

Much attention has been focused on rural areas, yet the contribution post offices make to urban areas has been overlooked. In fact, post offices in urban areas have borne the brunt of recent closures.The Last Post provides new evidence of the vital social and economic role of urban sub post offices.

The Government must take significant steps to safeguard the vital role that both rural and urban post offices play at the heart of communities across the UK, says the report.