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The new rules will bring an end to the practice entirely and the change is a result of the implementation of an EU directive that applies to the UK despite Brexit.

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So should small and medium enterprises that currently levy the surcharges absorb the additional cost burden brought about by the ban, or should they pass them on to consumers by upping the cost of their goods/services?

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The new rules from January 13 2018 aim to eliminate the issue by preventing any charges on debit/credit cards, including alternative payment methods such as, Android pay or PayPal.

FSB: ‘SMEs are hit by surcharges too’ Mike Cherry, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: ‘In reality, canada goose clearance smaller firms often have more in common with consumers than with larger firms. Like consumers, many will find themselves being hit by the same surcharge fees when paying suppliers or paying their own bills.

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‘Unfortunately, however, there will be a minority of smaller businesses that do charge for card payments and the changes will leave them with yet another cost to either absorb, pass on to customers or even turn away customers because they can’t afford the card payment costs.’

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