Chances are you have had at least one refusal when you have offered cash in a grocery store, pub or restaurant. About one in three of us, according to Which, have been refused at least once since the first lockdown last March.
And just as our working life has changed because of Covid, so has our financial life. Working aside, look at the rise of children’s debit cards such as ‘Gohenry’ for teaching money skills for life. I wonder if the tooth fairy can use them!
But spare a thought for the more vulnerable in our society, who still rely on cash donations. Their life is going to get tougher.
In 2020 we either ended up with less money, as the pandemic caused us to lose our jobs, or we ended up with more as we didn’t go out socialising, going on holidays or just go shopping for the fun of it.
The government is ensuring that everyone who had a rail or coach ticket for the Christmas period 23rd to 27th December, will be able to get a cash refund.