Royal Mail has recently announced price increases across their entire product range that will affect customers shipping out of the U.K starting on April 30th, 2012. These rate increases are not something new to small- and medium-sized business owners, and are commonly referred to as GRI (for "General Rate Increase").
Parcel carrier rate increases have been announced. The major small parcel carriers appear to be bracing for reduced volumes and potentially increased costs of doing business. At this point it is unclear how these prices will be impacted by the recent crude oil price decreases. [Update on 11/25/08: There are reports of UPS and FedEx...