Continuing the use of cheques, which banks intend to phase out.
Clubs and organisations. particularly small ones, rely on being able to collect their subscriptions and pay bills by means of cheques. Many would find the use of BACS or paying online impracticable. Still not everyone has an online account.
This measure is being brought in for the benefit of the banks, not the customer. They should use some of their imense profits to continue a public service.