Another new font (admittedly the first for some years) is to be used throughout the business meaning that new retail booklets and business sheets will be issued later this year.
Apparently there is also a new livery on some Royal Mail vehicles already, incorporating a padlock ('a trusted business"?) and this will be extended to a 6 x 1st class red booklet to be issued on 28 July.
This will only be short-lived, though, and likely to be missing from many post office branches. On 20 October ALL booklets (including that one) and all business sheets, will be reissued with a the new font. No images have yet been released.
IMPORTANT: I have been told, but await confirmation, that these will NOT be sent to ordinary bureau customers as part of their visible change standing orders. More news later on this - meanwhile can anybody confirm one way or another whether the products with new 0345 telephone numbers were distributed on standing order basis in July 2014? They certainly had new bureau product codes in the stocklist. (Update on this w/c 13 June I hope.)
UPDATE 9 JUNE - GB CONCISE NEWS
Thanks to Chris who points out that the booklets with security backing paper have been allocated unique (whole) numbers in the latest GB Concise catalogue, as follows:
MB15 – 6x 1st Long to Reign Over Us (SBP) O15R, O16R
ME6 – 12x 2nd (SBP) M15L, M16L
MF8 – 12x 1st (SBP) M15L, M16LRB5 – 4x 1st L (SBP) MA15
As Chris says, Royal Mail need to take notice [on all changes], or there will be some unhappy collectors.
UPDATE 26 JUNE
See here for a picture of the new booklet.