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1 Jul 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) have launched a new inquiry, exploring what the DfT's Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy 2nd version should look like.

1 Jul 2021

Independents' Day UK is a campaign that exists to support and promote businesses across the UK all year round, but with an annual focus on July 4th: ‘Independents' Day' itself.

1 Jul 2021

HM Treasury has launched a consultation on delivering more frequent business rate revaluations in England

1 Jul 2021

The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreementto exclude e-bikes from insurance obligations. It is part of complete set of rules to better protect road accident...

1 Jul 2021

The web and mobile platform, Hubtiger, is offering an exclusive webinar to ACT members to demonstrate how cycle shops can manage all workshop operations in just one app.

30 Jun 2021

Join UK Power Network on 7th July 2021, 14.00-15.00 to hear key findingsfrom the White Van Plan project and how they could collaborate to support SMEs and drive towards a Net Zero future.

30 Jun 2021

With the recent extension to the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) enforcement date to 14th March 2022, this webinar is aimed at eMerchantsto help them understand the industry approach to...

17 Jun 2021

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers with the tools to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

17 Jun 2021

Join the Secretary of State for the Department for BEIS, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, for the next in a seriesof live panel discussions on 23rd June at 10:30 AM

16 Jun 2021

The Bank of England have released details about the new polymer £50 note featuring the mathematician Alan Turing.

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Take the Which? Cash Friendly Pledge

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the way people shop and pay for things, with many benefiting from digital payments for the first time. However, for the millions of people who rely on cash, the last year has presented some serious challenges.

Recent research from consumer organisation Which? has found that 1 in 3 people have struggled to pay for things with cash since the start of the pandemic, which has resulted in many consumers - especially those who are cash dependent, of which there are 2.5 million - being unable to purchase even essential goods. Worryingly, thousands more have been left feeling ashamed or stressed because of fears their cash will be rejected at the till.

In response, Which? and Bira want to team up with ‘cash friendly' retailers on a new voluntary initiative that aims to protect customers' option to pay with cash. On the 13th of May, it will be launching it's Cash Friendly Pledge - a public commitment from retailers that they're accepting cash.

While Which? recognises that many retailers do accept cash, and have been throughout the pandemic, it's engagement with consumers - cash dependent or not - has told them they'd benefit from reassurance that retailers are committed to protecting this important payment option. The pledge can be dropped if a retailer changes it's payment policy, and does not require signatories to accept cash for a specific period of time or to prioritise accepting cash over other payment methods.

The names of retailers who've taken the Pledge will be announced at Which?'s public launch in May, which will be promoted in national and trade media and supported by a campaign on social media, in the Which? Money magazine, across online content and in communications to it's members and supporters. They've also created Cash Friendly promotional materials that can be incorporated into online and in-store marketing materials.

To take the pledge, Which? is asking businesses to complete this digital form, which provides further information about the conditions of the pledge.

Any questions or requests for further information on how to get involved with the launch can be emailed to cashfriendly@which.co.uk.

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