There is no better time for you - a UK voter - to influence the future of cash in our country.
Within the next 12 months or so, over 600 MPs will need the support - the VOTES - of the British public to win a seat in the Westminster Parliament at the next General Election.
So it is important you let your MP know what matters to YOU - and what will earn them your vote!
Acceptance to cash is becoming a HUGE issues in the UK.
Far too many retailers and other businesses are telling the British public they won’t accept our cash - our £.
This is an absolute DISGRACE.
The Payment Choice Alliance has contacted EVERY MP in the UK, and has run an event in Westminster which all MPs were invited to attend.
So EVERY MP knows about the Alliance.
However, more important than that is that your MP hears from YOU - a voter who can help them get elected or NOT, if you are dissatisfied.
You may well know the name of your local MP.
Even if you don’t, you can find out their name and contact details by using this website.
Just insert your post code and your MP’s name and contact details will be found for you.
You could write a letter or send an email.
An email is obviously quicker and less expensive, but a letter can still be a powerful way of communication.
Here is a draft of an email or letter you could send - but your own words expressing YOUR feelings are better, so, of course, please change the draft as you choose!
Make sure that you to put your name and full address on the email so that your MP knows you are his / her / their constituents. We suggest too that you add a short list of businesses in your constituency that have gone “cashless”, and how this affects you and others.
"Dear ( MPs first name),
I am writing to you about my serious concerns in relation to cash acceptance in Britain.
Many retailers and businesses are now turning away customers like me, customers who continue to want to use cash.
This is completely unacceptable.
A recent YouGov/ Payment Choice Alliance Survey (June 2023) showed that 97% of the British public still use cash. The same survey revealed that 71% of the public want a UK Payment Choice Act passed to give them the right to use their cash - their £ - where and when they choose.
I am one of the 97% and 71%.
Please confirm that you support a UK Payment Act and what you will do to ensure one is approved by Parliament without delay.
Your response will be vital. I will NOT vote for you at the next General Election unless you confirm you will definitely support the passing of a UK Payment Choice Act.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Please send your email or letter as soon as you can AND chase for a proper response if you do not receive one within 10 working days.
If you would like to copy us in on your email, that would be excellent!
Please send it to:
You CAN make a difference to the future of cash - starting with letting your MP exactly what you feel about Payment Choice TODAY.