The Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons is reopening its inquiry on the future of cheques, given continuing public concern about proposals to phase them out by 2018. In its previous inquiry in February 2010 the committee was unconvinced by the Payment Council's argument that cheques were in "terminal decline" and expressed concern about the rigour of the cost-benefit analysis undertaken by the Council.
Written evidence for the inquiry is required by 12 noon on 6th May 2011, see Treasury Committee information or Civil Society Media news item at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/8813/.
Sector consultants nfpSynergy and Fundraising magazine have produced a short online survey to gather evidence to feed into the inquiry. Please complete by 4th May 2011 at the latest to give them a chance to collate results, http://research.nfpsynergy.net/s/dnLEZHNZuC7xarQ