Share of businesses using checks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2018, by purpose

Share of businesses that use checks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2018, by check purpose

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Nov 29, 2018
Share of businesses using checks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2018, by purpose This statistic illustrates the distribution of businesses that use checks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2018, by purpose. Purposes include various examples, such as payment to a trade supplier, regular business commitment, and refunds to customers. As of 2018, it was found that 63 percent of respondents used checks to pay a trade supplier and 8 percent used checks for employee expenses.
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Share of businesses that use checks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2018, by check purpose

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Purpose for writing a check 20142015201620172018
Pay a trade supplier71%64%59%72%63%
Other ad-hoc parments to businesses32%40%45%47%40%
Regular business commitment28%38%35%33%26%
Wages & salaries11%15%11%13%12%
Refunds to customers9%10%13%14%9%
Employee expenses9%8%10%13%8%
Purpose for writing a check 20142015201620172018
Pay a trade supplier71%64%59%72%63%
Other ad-hoc parments to businesses32%40%45%47%40%
Regular business commitment28%38%35%33%26%
Wages & salaries11%15%11%13%12%
Refunds to customers9%10%13%14%9%
Employee expenses9%8%10%13%8%
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Nov 29, 2018
This statistic illustrates the distribution of businesses that use checks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2018, by purpose. Purposes include various examples, such as payment to a trade supplier, regular business commitment, and refunds to customers. As of 2018, it was found that 63 percent of respondents used checks to pay a trade supplier and 8 percent used checks for employee expenses.
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