The NPC is backing GMB's campaign - Save Our Cash Lifeline.
Older, vulnerable people are already in difficulty trying to pay for goods in cash.
It will only get worse unless the government makes a commitment to keeping banks, ATM's in communities and cash remains a choice for those who need it.
We would encourage everyone to sign the petition, including family and friends.
You can find out more and sign the petition on:
The Government needs to act now
GMB have consistently warned against sleepwalking into a cashless society which will not only cost thousands of jobs, with banks closing branches and ATMs at an alarming rate, but will also affect the lives of those who rely on cash in everyday life.
As cash use went down tremendously during the Covid crisis, elderly and vulnerable people have been left with no way to pay for essential products and services. They and their carers have been refused by shops of trying to pay with cash while retail workers have lost their jobs for accepting cash payments.
A recent Which? survey showed that of those people who shopped in person 22% experienced problems paying for their goods. Many were refused the option to pay in cash and 162 people were unable to complete their purchases due to no other means.