Harry Styles And The Access To Cash Review

Wednesday 19th February 2020

In today's Daily Telegraph in an article by Sam Barker and Tom Rees , The Access to Cash Review says the UK is at the tipping point of becoming a cashless society within ten years. It also states that Rishi Sunak , the Chancellor , must bring in legislation to force banks to ensure cash is available. This would be a huge mistake. Meanwhile , in the news , Harry Styles has been robbed of cash at knife point in the street . As the Go Cashless campaign constantly states cash is the currency of crime and the black economy. The UK will be a far safer and fairer society without cash with far less crime and more people paying their fair share of…

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Sweden Is Almost Cashless

Tuesday 18th February 2020

It is great to hear cashless progress in other countries and Sweden is almost a cash-free society. Harry de Quetteville , in a recent Daily Telegraph article describes how the majority of Swedish people can't even remember the last time they used cash. Ikea stores and even the Abba museum , among many others have gone cashless. Recent polls in Sweden indicate 75% of people don't miss cash. There is growing use of new technology with the Swish app for payments and thousands of people are fitting the palm implant , RFID chip , allowing users to pay with the swipe of their hand. The article also reports how many countries , over 40 , are developing their own state digital currencies. Here…

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White Thursday

Monday 17th February 2020

The previous blog about trying a day ( or longer ) without using cash has struck quite a chord ! Let's all make Thursdays every week "White Thursday" and not use cash at all on that day. The naming of it as WHITE is because the vast illegal use of cash by many people supports the so-called 'Black Economy'. The black economy steals billions of pounds every year from honest , hard-working people and it is now no longer sustainable. The black economy is a double-whammy for honest people because criminals hiding behind cash and not paying their fair share of tax , are also using our public services too - the NHS , schools etc. If everyone who should pay income tax…

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Cards International Article About Going Cashless

Friday 14th February 2020

In this months Cards International magazine ( ) reporter Evie Rusman engages very well with several organisations including the Go Cashless campaign to look at some of the issues surrounding the UK going cashless. In the article it is clear that electronic payments are becoming much more commonplace than cash. The main concern appears to be that elderly people may feel excluded in a cashless society. Some still prefer to pay with cash and cheques and therefore we need to help and educate people to use new technology. Most people including elderly people have embraced mobile phones which also have payment technology . State pensions are paid electronically and most people are au fait with internet banking , shopping and using…

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Now Brexit Is Done Let's Go Cashless

Thursday 13th February 2020

Dear readers Our Go Cashless Campaign has got going full steam ahead now the news is no longer dominated by Brexit. A cashless society , with dramatically more people paying tax , would boost the UK economy by at least £20 billion each year. This could pay for HS2 and create more funding for our essential public services. The sheer scale of the illicit use of cash to avoid paying income tax and VAT means that a cashless UK will be a better , fairer society with far less crime . Why should only honest and hardworking people pay tax ? Taxpayers are subsidising the so-called Black Economy and going cashless would bring this to an end. The time is right as we have…

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Free ATM's Closing

Wednesday 6th March 2019

We constantly hear in the news about more and more free ATM's closing . Cash is never free - the cost is massive and all honest , hard-working people are paying for it. The truth is cash is the currency of criminals and tax cheats and its use is no longer sustainable. We now have many new , secure payment systems instead of cash which suit everyone , every business , charities , children , elderly people and disadvantaged people . A cashless UK will be a better and fairer society with far less crime together with far more people paying their taxes. The so-called "black economy " is subsidised by tax payers and without cash it would virtually…

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London Buskers Go Cashless

Sunday 27th May 2018

Buskers in London are going to accept contactless payments in the world's first scheme of its kind ( report in the Sunday Telegraph). A full-time busker, Charlotte Campbell, has successfully trialled the project and claimed to have had a significant increase in income. She is quoted as saying she believes if street performers don't adapt to the cashless society to which we are heading, then they risk becoming a dying art. Less people now carry cash, especially small change and therefore it makes sense for all street vendors and buskers to embrace new technology. The Busk in London initiative has been set up by Sadiq Khan , the Mayor of London with the technology company iZettle. Sadiq Khan is quoted as…

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Treasury Minister Is Incorrect About Cash

Friday 27th April 2018

In today's Daily Telegraph there is a report that the Treasury Secretary, Robert Jenrick says the future of cash is safe. He claims though the use of cash is declining, it is vital for vulnerable people and those living in rural areas. In fact, the opposite it is true. Banks are closing in rural areas and there are fewer ATMs because we now have many new, secure payment systems to suit everyone including disadvantaged people. Cash is the currency of tax cheats and crime. Vulnerable people are very often the victims of crime. A cashless UK will see a huge boost in the economy with more people paying tax as opposed to evading tax by the illicit use of cash. There will be…

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Reduce Crime And Give Police And Prison Staff Pay Rises

Tuesday 10th April 2018

The news over the last few days has included the rising crime rate especially burglaries which are all too often unsolved. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary and other politicians have been "wheeled out" to try and stem the news hysteria. The easiest way to reduce crime is for the the UK to go cashless. Cash is the currency of crime and cash fuels increasing crime levels. The simple truth is we no longer need cash in our lives. We now have many new, secure payment systems to suit everyone, every business, charities, children, elderly and disadvantaged people. Some people say cash gives more choice but sadly far too many now choose to use cash for illegal purposes. Some people say they…

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Barrister's Strike Wouldn't Happen In A Cashless Society

Friday 30th March 2018

The CBA (Criminal Bar Association) chairman, Angela Rafferty QC, is quoted in today's Daily Telegraph as saying relentless cuts have caused the criminal justice system to be in chaos. The CBA has warned the prisons, the courts, the police and the probation service are so badly underfunded it is leading to the planned barrister's strike. Cash is the currency of crime and criminals and tax cheats. We now have many new, secure payment systems to suit everyone, every business, charities, children, elderly and disadvantaged people. Such is the sheer scale of crime that in a cashless society there would be an immediately noticeable crime reduction which would be a vast benefit to the entire criminal justice system. Due to the enormous size of…

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