As from January next year, businesses will not be allowed to add any surcharges for card payments.
This follows a directive from the European Union, which bans surcharges on Visa and Mastercard payments.
However, the government has gone further than the directive, by also banning charges on American Express and Paypal too.
This covers all companies and organisations that add a surcharge, including HMRC!
You can bet your bottom dollar that companies will find another way to pass on the charges.