Plastic English Bank Notes are Go For 2016

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Bank of England's done with its consultation on the merits of plastic or polymer bank notes, revealing that it is indeed going ahead with the scheme and that the new Sir Winston Churchill fiver will be the first non-paper notes for England.

The Churchill £5 note will hit our pockets in 2016, with the controversial Jane Austen £10 note set to arrive in this new, tougher polymer format a year or so later.

Meanwhile, after all the fuss about the number of celebrated ladies on our money. the BofE has also reworked its selection processes for future money faces, suggesting its new policies will see it draw "more heavily on input from the public and on independent experts" when deciding who goes on our next wave of notes. [BofE via Guardian]