So I live in a certain county and wherever I go for a harcut I am told I can only pay in cash. I previously lived in a London borough and also had to pay in cash.
If I asked why a barber's if they have a cash machine I always get the reply 'we only take cash: and by the way, there is a cash machine over the road that you can use.' I have enquired of friends and colleagues and I cannot find one who is able to pay by card.
Today three of us went to a smart cafe in a London Borough and to my amazement they have no card machines and we found it almost impossible to get a bill out of them and were given only a total figure. I do believe that this practice is spreading and to be honest I find it disgusting when so many honest businesses must and do declare everything.
So my question is 'why?' I am sure that Inspectors of Taxes have haircuts and also visit this long established and well known smart cafe.
Why isn't the practice stopped and why in my opinion is the demand for cash at tills increasing. Like I said it makes me very angry . Its basically mocking the taxman, you and me. I bet they themselves like receipts and pay by card when they go to Tescos and quite right to. Do other colleagues experience the same issue as me and feel as angry about the whole experience?