Not sure if this has already been covered so I'll start it off anyway. As the BoE is busy pumping Billions upon Billions into buying Govn't debt and also into filling some of the UK Banks vaults with cash that they are wary about lending; what effect would it have on the economy if this was to now stop and the Treasury was instead to make several staged payments of say Â£250 each to every house hold, or tax payer, in the country. Not in the form of cash as obviously instead of the Banks hoarding it the people might hoard it, but instead in the form of a Gov't/Treasury credit that was redeamable in any UK Store/Retailer/online shop etc. etc. etc. Surely this would spread the wealth finer than the Banks Vaults or Govn't Gilts can ever do plus it would also secure jobs stimulate the economy and create a sense of good feeling amogst the population. Linked into that is the fact that the Treasury would also receive large lumps of it back in the form of VAT, Income Tax and Corporation tax. Plus, it might also save a bit of cash in welfare payments to those that are pending being laid off. Your opinions please..