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Manifesto Black Holes In Funding Filled By Cashless Society

Friday, May 26th, 2017

The Go Cashless Campaign is a not for profit organisation and also has no political leanings though in reality this could be reviewed if one or more political parties officially recognises how a cashless society will benefit everyone. Cash is currency of criminals, terrorists and tax cheats and we no longer need cash as there are many new payment methods to suit everyone, every business, charities, children, elderly and disadvantaged people. If all those who should pay tax paid their share of income tax and VAT the UK economy would benefit by at least £20 billion annually together with the estimated 1% of GDP currently spent on cash management and cash security by retailers, banks etc. Therefore a cashless society would provide…

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Debit Card Payments Soon to Outstrip Cash

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Payments UK, the association for the payments industry, have said the use of debit cards will overtake the use of cash by next year. Their figures indicate in 2018 there will be 13.4 billion debit card transactions and 13.3 billion made by cash, as reported in today's Daily Telegraph. Together with all the new payment technology, PayPal, Apple Pay, bank card Contactless, Mobile Payments and many emerging payment methods, cash is doomed as we inexorably head towards a cashless society. Cash is the currency of criminals, terrorists and tax cheats and we no longer need it. If everyone who should pay tax did pay their share of income tax and VAT there could be greater funding for essential services. The illicit…

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Apple Pay Makes Progress To Cashless Society

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

James Titcomb's article in today's business section of The Daily Telegraph reports the great progress made by Apple Pay as thousands more retailers are able to accept payments using this technology. It is another important and vital step towards a cashless society and allows more secure, higher value transactions than bank card contactless payments. The article also states half of all retailers that are able to accept contactless payments now accept Apple Pay according to Jennifer Bailey, head of Apple's payment business. Cash is the currency of criminals, terrorists and tax thieves working within the black economy. If everyone who should pay tax actually did pay tax the UK would have billions of pounds each year enabling extra funding for essential public…

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BBC Radio 4 You And Yours Discuss Cash And Paper Five Pound Notes

Friday, May 5th, 2017

On today's BBC Radio 4 programme, You and Yours there was a discussion about how the paper five pound notes have now ceased to be legal tender. It gave an interesting history of the bank notes which were originally hand drawn on paper though proved easy to counterfeit. It was only in the 1970's pictures of great historical figures were included like the Duke of Wellington in an attempt to make the notes even harder to forge. The question was posed on the programme about would it ever be possible for the UK to become cashless with the answer being that cash is very simple to use, very convenient and non-traceable all of which, so programme said, makes cash attractive. Cash…

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BBC Breakfast - Is The Financial Times Turning A Blind Eye To Tax Evasion ?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

On Today's BBC Breakfast programme Claer Barrett, the F.T. Personal Finance Editor was interviewed about the benefits of contactless payments. At the end of the interview Barrett told BBC viewers that some cash would always be needed to pay cleaners and gardeners as those payments wouldn't want to be traced. Is the FT turning a blind eye to tax evasion ? The simple fact is cash is the currency of tax cheats and criminals. Why should only honest, hard working people pay tax? In a cashless society, with dramatically more people paying tax it would be a fairer and better place without honest people having to subsidise tax cheats and criminals. We now have many new, secure payment systems to suit everyone, every business, charities,…

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Ken Barlow Burns Drug Cash In Coronation Street

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

In last night's episode of Coronation Street, in the closing scene, Ken Barlow set alight the cash his son Adam had made out of a drug deal with cocaine. ( Apologies to any viewer who is yet to see the episode !) Cash is the currency of drug dealers, all criminals including terrorists and tax fraudsters for which all honest, hard-working people pay. We no longer need cash as we have a variety of new, secure and traceable payment systems to suit everyone, every business, charities, children, elderly and disadvantaged people. In a cashless society the UK would see a dramatic reduction in crime which in turn would ease the pressure on the police, prison, prison staff and the whole criminal justice system. How…

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The Budget Would Have Been Far Better In A Cashless Society

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In today's budget, Phillip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, would have had an additional £20 billion to spend on essential public services and reduce the tax burden for everyone in a cashless UK. Cash is the currency of tax fraud, tax cheats, criminals and terrorists and we no longer need it. Such is the sheer scale of unpaid tax due to the illicit use of cash there will be dramatically more people paying tax, not just honest hard-working people when we become a cash-free UK. There are many new secure payment systems to suit everyone, every business, charities, children, elderly and disadvantaged people and a cashless society will be a better, fairer UK with less crime, more funding for the NHS, the…

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£1million Of Criminal's Cash Found In Taxi

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

In today's Daily Telegraph, Harry Yorke reports on the huge amounts of cash being used by criminals. In the last two years alone, The Metropolitan Police confiscated a staggering £73 million in cash from criminals. Recently nearly £1m in bank notes was found in a holdall on the passenger seat of a taxi. Currently The Criminal Finance Bill is making progress to add weight to the 2002 Proceeds of Crime Act. This new Bill, when enacted, will give The Police greater powers to tackle many aspects of crime including money laundering activities. The Go Cashless Campaign promotes how cash is the currency of criminals and tax fraudsters and we no longer need cash. There are many new, secure payment systems…

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£20 Billion Windfall Every Year

Friday, February 10th, 2017

What could the Government achieve with an annual £20 Billion windfall ? More funding for the NHS and other essential public services including education, prisons, the police, and much more would be possible, even reducing income tax for everyone. The Government can have this vast windfall without having to pass any legislation. It only requires the willing cooperation of everyone to cease paying, trading and saving cash. A cashless society will instantly produce huge economic and social benefits for everyone except for criminals and tax cheats who function within the black economy. We now have many new payment systems to use instead of cash which will suit everyone, every business, charities, children, elderly and disadvantaged people. Cash is the currency of…

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My Voice Is My Password HSBC And HMRC

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

HSBC are running a TV commercial promoting voice recognition instead of using a password for telephone banking. It is a brilliant service and uses great technology which has also been adopted by HMRC. It is almost impossible to replicate a voice-print and saves having to remember a password which most people do not change as often as they should, if at all. For us to become a cashless society and gain all the huge economic and social benefits, we must have new, secure payment systems in place in which everyone has confidence. Voice recognition is now in use and so too is fingerprint technology with ParentPay at schools with FingoPay soon to be available which uses 3D images of the veins in…

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