Posted by Pugwash
29 December, 2019 15:56
From 'Which' full report will be in January's edition. Relates to the problems of business etc not accepting cash and how this is affecting rural communities, the elderly and disabled.(in Sweden)
A cautionary tale for the UK Even with the banks brought to heel, there remains the problem of what should be expected of shops and businesses. In April 2019, the Riksbank petitioned the government to review the concept of a ‘legal tender’, including the question of whether businesses should be legally obliged to accept national currency. ‘More and more shops and cafés are putting up signs saying “We are not accepting cash”. It’s not only about being able to take out money. That’s not enough. It’s about being able to use it,’ said Jan from the SCA. Although Cash Rebellion thinks that its work is far from done, we’re inspired by its achievements. We are concerned that the UK is sleepwalking towards a cashless society and are urging the government to take note of the Swedish lesson and implement laws to protect access to cash before it’s too late. You can find out more about our ‘Freedom to pay. Our way’ campaign and sign the petition calling for better protections on cash access. You can also share your views by joining the discussion at Which? Conversation. We’re continuing to lobby the government to intervene and protect the UK’s banking and cash infrastructure. Measures taken so far have not been enough to halt the rapid decline of banks and cash machines
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