3rd Aug 2018

We have received a number of requests from paper merchants on the framework to review their pricing. The market is extremely volatile and since the Paper: Print & Specialist framework launched in January 2018 there have been three increases across the industry that we have mitigated. We are aware that pulp pricing has increased by 21% since the framework began.

After considerable discussions we have agreed on new prices with all the suppliers and these will come into effect on Thursday 9th August. All of the suppliers have tried to minimise cost increases as far as they can and they have reduced their profit margins on some of the lines. This market remains volatile for the supply base.

Should you require any additional information regarding the framework please contact Majid Khan, Contracts & Procurement Officer via email [email protected] or on 0161 974 0949.