The Conservatives have made a rather large show of the fact they are planning to outlaw extra charges on credit and debit cards that are added to payments for goods and services.
The surcharges for credit card tax bills and for goods and services will be stopped from 13 January. Many businesses and organisations also charge people to make card payments - these new rules would bring an end to that practice entirely.
Stephen Barclay, the economic secretary to the Treasury, said:
Rip-off charges have no place in a modern Britain, and that’s why card charging in Britain is about to come to an end.
This is about fairness and transparency.
The government also paraded the policy on Twitter:
The Government has announced that we are banning unfair credit and debit card fees. Rip-off charges have no place i… https://t.co/WmrhwyB1fi