The Government is to insist that all shops stop awarding points to shoppers club accounts at the checkout while they pack their bags. Instead they will be issued with reams of paper stamps which will have to be taken home, licked, and manually entered in to books.
There are predictions of backlogs and queues building up in supermarkets. However, the home office is insisting this would be the fault of the shopkeepers, pointing the finger at staff in Customer Service for “unacceptable” delays. A spokesperson added that retailers should ensure enough workers were in for the busy summer period.
Long delays are also expected when shoppers return to pick up their steam irons, fondue sets and mug trees.
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