Rural areas and small businesses hit hardest:
“…A total of 76 protected ATMs – those which are located one kilometre or more away from one another – were lost in the period.
Of those, 43 had Post Office over-the-counter services available nearby while 12 could not be accessed by the public. Some 21 machines were shut down with no alternative access to cash.
The Federation of Small Businesses expressed concerns that the closures could hit small business owners in remote areas. …”