Coins and notes
New plastic £50 note featuring Alan Turing revealed by Bank of England - but you can still use the paper version for now
A new plastic £50 note featuring the inventor and codebreaker Alan Turing has been revealed by the Bank of England today. It will launch into circulation from 23 June and will eventually replace the current paper design featuring entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt.
25 March 2021
212 million paper fivers and tenners still out there – how to make them spendable again
Millions of old-style paper £5 and £10 notes worth over £1.5 billion still haven't been returned to the Bank of England, over a year since the last of them were taken out of circulation
28 August 2019
Budget 2018: 50p coin for Brexit
The Royal Mint will produce a 50p coin to mark the UK leaving the European Union
29 October 2018
New polymer £50 note to be launched
The £50 note will stay part of UK currency with a new polymer design, the Treasury has announced
15 October 2018
New collectible 10p coins launched - featuring a full English breakfast, fish and chips and James Bond
James Bond, fish and chips, a full English breakfast and the Loch Ness Monster are all featured on a new coin collection
1 March 2018
Got an old tenner? You can only spend it until 1 March
If you've still any non-plastic £10 notes, beware – you only have until Thursday 1 March to spend them
19 February 2018
Old £1 coins go out of circulation this week - but some shops WILL still take them
Hundreds of shops will continue to accept old round £1 coins after they stop being legal tender this Sunday
9 October 2017
Old £1 coins already unusable in many parking and self-service machines
Many parking and self-service machines across the country have already stopped accepting the old £1 coin
29 September 2017
New £10 note released - what you need to know
The new plastic £10 note enters circulation today
14 September 2017
Got a £50 note? Check it's not about to be withdrawn
If you've got a Bank of England £50 note featuring Sir John Houblon, you need to spend or bank it by the end of April
17 April 2014
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Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free schools meals and change driving licence details in one place15 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
15 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
15 October 2021The UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert issued by Voxi, a subsidiary of Vodafone, for "misleading" customers over data and pricing.
15 October 2021Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
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