Covid: Cash refusal ‘creeping into UK economy’

Industry News | 19/01/21

A refusal to accept cash is “creeping into the wider UK economy”, an expert has said, after a survey suggested coronavirus had hastened a shift towards a cashless society.

Consumer group Which? said that 34% of people asked said they had been unable to pay with cash at least once since March when trying to buy something.

Grocery stores, pubs and restaurants were most likely to refuse. Natalie Ceeney, who wrote a report on the issue, called for ministers to act. “The figures show that it’s not simply the odd coffee shop going cashless, but this is creeping into the wider economy,” said Ms Ceeney.

Source: BBC