EDM | Cheque Payments And Charitable Organisations

Posted on: 15th June 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 1902 in 2010-11, proposed by Anne Main on 13/06/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House notes with concern that the UK Payments Council plans to phase out cheques by 2018 despite protest from consumer groups; further notes that more than 620 million payments were made by cheque last year; believes many small charitable and community organisations rely on cheque payments for the payment of membership fees and when organising small events; is concerned that the phasing out of cheques may affect such organisations disproportionately; calls on the Government to investigate alternative payment schemes for small charitable and community organisations; and urges the UK Payments Council to reconsiderits proposal to abolish the cheque.