Pigeon  PatrolNed Corbett-Winder, 29, said his small business now cannot afford to use the regular parcel service and is now testing the new animal-based technique to save money.The owner of NotAnotherBill.com said he is standing up for the little guys and is not willing to pay the hiked prices.

He said: “Businesses like mine rely on Royal Mail and we’re at the mercy of these price hikes.



“The latest price increase will cost my business around £2,500 over the course of a year which for a small business is a huge amount of money.

“Government is supposed to be supporting small businesses but this move flies in the face of that support and I fear that with the privatisation of the Royal Mail price increases like this are going to become a regular occurrence.”

New Royal Mail prices came in to effect on Monday.
First class stamps increased by 2p to 62p and second class now start at 53p rather than 50p.

In 2012, a first class stamp cost 46p, a third less than what it is now.

Ned has taken on his new pigeon delivery service by setting up a flying route from his home in Acton, west London to a destination 59 miles away in Oxford.

The homing birds, which were used largely throughout the first and second world war, have been used throughout history to transport messages.

PIGEONS: The birds are all set up to test new routes [NATIONAL NEWS AND PICTURES]
He is now testing if the pigeons would really be reliable enough to deliver letters on a regular basis.Ned said: “People always joke that if their parcel is late it would have been quicker sending it by carrier pigeon. Well I’m testing the theory out.”

By placing food at the location, the birds have so far back and forth travelled twice a day.

They could carry parcels up to 75g with the journey taking just over an hour to get there with the birds flying over 50mph.

After Royal Mail was sold in October last year, many are saying the organisation was undervalued and taxpayers have not received enough in return.

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