Press coverage about the new legislation (announced in July this year) suggests variously that the legislation will ban *all* surcharges for payment by credit card or that it will ban surcharges to consumers.
A client makes B2B sales and a significant number of business customers pay by credit card. Will the client be able to continue to cover its costs by passing on the surcharge to its business customers, as it does now?
I suspect that the ban will apply to my client, as it appears to cover all "retail payment instruments", which suggests that the focus is on the method of payment and not on the type of customer. However, the widespread attention paid to the protection of "consumers" means that the answer is not clear.