The Price of Polymer: The Impact of the Move to Plastic Money and the New £1 Coin for UK Retailers

The transition from paper to polymer banknotes is soon to begin – with massive repercussions for retailers. The migration will start with the £5 note in autumn 2016 followed by the £10 note in 2017, with the new £20 note being introduced by 2020. With a new £1 coin also being launched in 2017, retailers are facing a period of significant challenge in the form of ...

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