DBIS is consulting on the early implementation of the ban, introduced by the Consumer Rights Directive, on charges that are above the cost traders incur in accepting payment. This follows recommendations by OFT and the agreements it secured with airlines to eliminate surcharges. The ban would extend to all payment methods. The consultation also covers the costs that businesses do incur, which could be passed on to consumers. The consultation closes on 15 October.(Source: Consultation on Ban on Above-Cost Payment Surcharges)