“Hey that’s legal tender” Why is it so hard to use an NI bank note in England?

Righteo Sluggerverse, I need your help to answer some questions for me and I want to promote an issue. I regularly make trips back and forth to London to visit my Mum and each time I come over I am faced with the usual problem of running about to get to an ATM that dispenses Bank of England notes or secretly cursing the cashier at the City Airport bar who gives me a Bank of Ireland fiver just before I …

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“future banknote designs, starting with the new polymer £5 note, will explicitly represent all four nations of the UK.”

As mentioned in this BBC report focused on the first Bank of England polymer banknote – a £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill which will be issued in 2016. Banknotes will feature images from all four nations of the UK starting with the new £5 note entering circulation in 2016. [Timing, eh? – Ed]  Eh?  From the Bank of England press release Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland said: “The Bank is delighted with the number and breadth of the nominations we …

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