Has anyone noticed a change in the law that has been proposed:Scrap metal laws to be tightened to tackle theft I understand why they want to try to address the problem of metal theft but I worry that this is the beginning of the phasing out of cash altogether. Afterall, a distinguishing feature of cash as a means of payment is that it is anonymous and therefore going to be the preferred modus operandi for criminal transactions. So don't the above reasons apply to banning cash transactions for anything else? Wouldn't it be better for crime prevention in general if the use of cash were banned altogether? If so, is this something we should be worried about?