Have you ever lost cash by putting it through the wash?
06 January 2014
Payroll professionals who still make up a cash pay packet could be using waterproof notes by 2016 as the Bank of England has confirmed that from 2016, £5 and £10 banknotes will be printed on polymer, a thin flexible plastic film, rather than on the cotton paper used for notes currently in issue.
The £5 note featuring Winston Churchill will be the first plastic banknote and the £10 note is to go plastic about a year later, carrying the image of Jane Austen
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