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Mark Hunter: Saving the cheque is a victory for common sense

July 13, 2011 12:27 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting, MP for Cheadle Mark Hunter who originally launched the 'Save the Cheque' campaign through an Early Day Motion in Parliament in November 2009 said:

"This is a great victory for people power and common sense, and proves the banks cannot afford to ignore the views of their customers.

"After years campaigning alongside small businesses, charities and voluntary groups, who will welcome this with open arms, I am absolutely delighted by this news."

Commenting further, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Business Innovations and Skills, Lorely Burt said:

"I've spoken to hundreds of small businesses who were concerned that the removal of cheques would drive up their costs and end up putting them out of business.

"Today's announcement means that those small businesses and tradesmen who rely on cheque payments can now be sure of their future."