The power of prayer (and Facebook)
If like me, and Her Majesty, you rarely carry cash and rely on your debit card everytime you nip to the shop for supplies, you may in the past have encountered a cashier telling you if you pay by card, you’ll be charged for using your flexible friend. Well, not anymore. Because last month a new ban came into force meaning card carrying shoppers cannot be penalised for choosing to pay by card, either in store or online. All, and I mean ALL, surcharges are banned. It’s now illegal. If you do come across any shopkeepers trying to impose this penalty, put them right and let Trading Standards know who will be more than happy to point out the error of their ways.