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New £5 bank notes to be made from plastic

Plastic bank notes are to be issued by the Bank of England for the first time when the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill appears in 2016.

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Bank of England: 87% in favour of plastic banknotes

More than 80% of people across the UK who gave feedback to the Bank of England regarding plans to introduce plastic banknotes responded in favour to the move, according to its latest figures.

Out of nearly 13,000 individuals, 87% were in favour of polymer, while only 6% were opposed.

Polymer banknote public consultation programme in Cardiff. Credit: Flickr/Bank of England
Polymer banknote public consultation programme in Plymouth. Credit: Flickr/Bank of England

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