The future of cheques remains up in the air after another inquiry has been launched into the decision to phase them out by 2018.
The decision to abolish the payment method was made in 2009, however, an inquiry by the Treasury Select Committee has cast doubt over the argument that cheques are in 'terminal decline'.
The Payments Council, which made the decision to do away with cheques, tried to ease public concern by saying that the payment method would only be scrapped if viable alternatives were found
But business groups and other organisations hit out at the decision, as many smaller companies and older people rely on cheques.
A decision has now been made to invite new evidence, with Andrew Tyrie MP saying the committee has been 'inundated by letters from the public telling us they rely on cheques'.
The group will look to receive evidence on:
"The Payments Council had seemingly forgotten about the millions of people who remain less at ease with the latest technology," said Mr Tyrie.
"Since our last inquiry we have been inundated by letters from the public telling us that they rely on cheques."
"Many charities, small businesses and vulnerable people - including pensioners - depend on cheques. Their needs must be considered.
"They should not be forced into shredding their cheque books."
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