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Don’t chuck cheques in the bin yet! BY SARAH HILLS MOVES to create a cashless society should not spell the end of the chequebook as more people pay by plastic, a poll of 4,000 Metro readers has found. Most young urbanites still want to pay for some things by cheque, even if they do not use them regularly. The findings come as supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda are running trials to ban the use of cheques, claiming they lead to longer queues. Spending on cheques decreased by £2billion to £9billion last year in Britain while the amount paid using cards climbed to £150billion compared with £81billion in cash. But 64 per cent of Metro readers polled in the latest Urban Life survey said cheques should not be discontinued. Just

four per cent of the 18 to 44-year-old panel said they used their chequebook regularly but most said they were still useful. This compared with 33 per cent who said they could not remember the last time they used one. The poll also asked for readers’ opinions on the hand baggage restrictions imposed across British airports following the alleged terror plot to blow up transatlantic planes. It found 72 per cent did not consider such measures drastic. However, there was not much confidence shown in British intelligence as 44 per cent felt it was not equipped to prevent future planned attacks.

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