RGDATA, the representative for independent retailers, has called for a fair margin for retailers who provide court payment services in store. The retail association wrote to the Courts Service following the publication of a tender seeking payment services providers to enable people to pay court fines in local shops.
Tara Buckley, Director General, RGDATA said, “Providing payment services in local shops involves significant cost and expense for the retailers involved. This is often not reflected in the margin provided to them by the payment services providers.
“These providers win the tenders on the basis of cost estimates which fail to fully and fairly reflect a margin for the retailer which is fair, reasonable and proportionate. Local retailers must be properly reimbursed for providing these services on behalf of utilities, local authorities and other state bodies such as the Courts Service.” Responding to RGDATA’s letter, Courts Service CEO Brendan Ryan said, “I note the points raised by you which will be considered in the evaluation process of tenders received.”
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