Polegate MP Welcomes Plans To Scrap Card Charges

Monday 24th July 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Maria Caulfield Westminster

Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield, is supporting Government plans to ban unfair credit and debit card charges.

In 2010 alone the total value of surcharges for debit and credit cards was an estimated £473 million. From next year there will be no more nasty surprises for people at the check-out just for using a card.

Maria Caulfield said, “Rip-off charges have no place in a modern Britain and that’s why card charging in Britain will come to an end in January 2018. This is about fairness and transparency.

“These small charges can really add up and this change will mean shoppers in my constituency of Lewes and across the country will have that bit of extra cash to spend on the things that matter to them.”

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