It’s about to get more expensive if you want to renew your passport or tax your car.
From next week, the cost of getting a new passport will increase by up to 27% if you have to apply for one through the post.
And, a challenging raft of changes to vehicle excise duty could catch many a motorist out, with some having to pay an additional £2,000 to tax a new car, depending on emissions levels.
So what is going on and how much extra could you be looking at?
As the march towards an ever more digital future steps up pace, so “snail mail” looks to be heading backwards.
The price of applying for a passport through the post will, for the first time, cost more than getting one online.