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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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Your views: Plastic or cotton paper banknotes?

The Bank of England has announced plans to press ahead with switching to plastic banknotes in 2016. ITV News asked viewers whether they thought it was a good idea to move to polymer notes.

If changing one note to plastic then you will have to change the rest also its going to cost more money to change the cash machines.

– Martyn Spence

Used to live in OZ and love the plastic notes , cause no worries and last longer, easy to count.

– Carl Woodhouse

Another British tradition altered.

– Camilla Barrett Broadey

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