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Covid-19 (Economy)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Alexander Burnett Alexander Burnett Conservative

Some people are taking their own view of the use of cash, with some shops taking cards only. However, some shops cannot take cards or electronic payments, particularly in rural areas, and some groups of people, particularly the elderly, rely on cash.

Will the Cabinet Secretary for Finance advise what conversations she has had with banks to ensure the continued circulation and availability of cash, particularly in rural areas?