Cheques given out as gifts on Christmas

Millions of people gave friends and family a cheque for Christmas. Many cheque gifts were given out this year during the holiday season. Cheques have been given as gifts by over 7 million Britons this Christmas, according to research by Which? Half of the UK population has written a cheque in the last month, which equates to about 24 million people - just under 40 million people have written a cheque in the last year. The survey found that one in five people had sent a cheque as a gift to a friend or relative and one in eight paid for school costs, like meals and trips, by cheque. Two fifths of Britons used a cheque to pay a supplier or tradesman.