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Cash may be banned in Norway restaurants

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Cash may be banned in Norway restaurants
Oslo Kebab - Ted Swedenburg
08:42 CEST+02:00
Cash payments will be banned in hotels and restaurants across Norway if the Norwegian Hospitality Association has its way, Aftenposten has reported.
 
The trade body is lobbying the Ministry of Finance to abolish consumers' right to pay in cash at all shops and restaurants. 
 
"Tourism is well-suited for a trial of such a new practice," the NHA's managing director Jostein Hansen argued, explaining that making all restaurants and hotels cash-free would prevent "disreputable" hoteliers and restauranteurs from avoiding tax.  
 
The Finance Ministry has so far resisted the proposal. "Being able to pay cash is a privilege we want to keep,"  state secretary Morten Søberg told the newspaper. 
 
The NHA expects that a new conservative government, if elected in September, will look more favourably on the idea. 
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