National Federation of SubPostmasters

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National Federation of SubPostmasters
Abbreviation NFSP
Formation 1897
Purpose membership organisation, representing subpostmasters
Headquarters Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
United Kingdom
general secretary
George Thomson

The National Federation of SubPostmasters (NFSP) is an independent membership organisation, which represents subpostmasters in the United Kingdom.

The NFSP holds an annual conference

It is the only organisation recognised by the Post Office to negotiate on behalf of subpostmasters.[1] However a freedom of information request answered by the Post Office Limited stated that “...the Post Office Ltd cannot recognise the National Federation of Sub Postmasters for collective bargaining purposes.”[2]

Questions of the unions independence from Post Office Limited has been asked and a freedom of information request[3] have revealed significant sums of money been paid to the NFSP by Post Office Limited. In particular funds to support the Network Transformation program road shows. While the NFSP support the NT program a BIS committee report[4] has highlighted a number of flaws in the program which are detrimental to both the subpostmasters and the general public as such the independence of there support should be questioned


The Federation did have the status of a trade union. However, that status changed 13 January 2014.[5] The organization continues as a membership organization, but is no longer a union.


  1. ^ "Freedom of Information Request, ref: OOLO - 9CQB3U" (PDF). Post Office Limited. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Recognition for Collective Bargaining". 2012-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Payments to NFSP". 2012-10-17. 
  4. ^ "The Government responds to the BIS Select Committee inquiry into NT" (PDF). 2012-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Removal from list of trade unions" (PDF). 2014-01-13. 

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