The future of cheques - further information

Further information of the Treasury Committees' inquriy into the Future of  cheques inquiry. 

Previous inquiry

This inquiry built on work undertaken by the previous Committee as part of its 'End of Cheques?' inquiry.

Committee reopens inquiry

In April 2011 the Committee reopened its predecessor's inquiry into cheques and published terms of reference.

Oral evidence

Wednesday 15 June 2011 (the transcript of this session is published in the same volume as the Report - see below)

Parliament TV: watch the webcast of the session 

Witnesses: Richard North, Independent Chairman; Gary Hocking, Acting Chief Executive; Sandra Quinn, Director of Communications, The Payments Council


Payments Council Press Release

On 12 July 2011 the Payments Council issued a press release, announcing that cheques will continue for as long as customers need them


The Report was published on 24 August 2011. Copies of the transcripts of oral evidence sessions can be found at the back of the Report of 24 August as well as witnesses' written evidence:

Government Response

The Government Response to the Report was published with a further Report from the Committee on 16 November 2011.

  • The future of cheques: Government Response (PDF version)
  • The future of cheques: Government Response (HTML version)
  • Press notice on publication of Government Response 

    Publication of Payments Council Report on the future of the cheque guarantee card

    The Payments Council published a report on the future of the cheque guarantee card on 21 December 2011.


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