Some UK politicians battle against cashless

OLDHAM West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has joined calls for the government to put forward a law protecting the most vulnerable in our society from being left behind by the transition to a cashless society.

The Covid-19 pandemic and concerns about how hygienic the use of cash is have accelerated society's move towards becoming wholly cashless, with more than a third of shoppers reporting that they’ve been refused when trying to pay cash at least once since the first lockdown back in March 2020.

Compounded by the decrease in how often cash is being accepted, it is becoming increasingly harder to access cash for free.

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.

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