OFT has published its response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ consultation on implementing the ban on above-cost payment surcharges early. It supports the Government’s plan and says the new rules should be easy to understand. For this reason, it agrees the Government should not exercise its option to exempt certain low-cost, off-premises agreements from the ban. It also thinks the ban should cover all sectors, so far as practicable. (Source: OFT Responds on Excessive Charges)