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UK not the only country in Europe that allows shops to refuse cash – Full Fact

UK not the only country in Europe that allows shops to refuse cash – Full Fact

A post on Facebook with almost 500 comments asks: “So why are we the only European country where businesses won’t accept cash?”While it’s true that in the UK it’s lawful for shops and businesses not to accept cash, it’s not the only country in Europe where this is the case.Full Fact has found at least three other countries—Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland—that also have rules in place meaning shops can lawfully choose to not accept cash.Full Fact was not able to verify whether shops have to accept cash in every European country. Although the European Commission recommends that cash is accepted,… 

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