Bank of England

The Bank of England will withdraw legal tender status of the paper £10 note featuring Charles Darwin at 23:59pm on Thursday 1st March 2018. more

22 Feb 2018 15:14 Industry News

Successful funding from a bank has given chair moulder Advanced Furniture the opportunity to buy a new factory. more

14 Nov 2017 12:23 Industry News

After five and ten pounds entered circulation in polymer form, the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street has agreed supplies for the plastic substrate. more

5 Oct 2017 10:16 Industry News

A table of the world's largest economies buy manufacturing output has placed the UK eighth, as its manufacturing sector grows to overtake France. more

18 Sep 2017 12:32 Industry News

The second plastic banknote made by the Bank of England - a ten pound note featuring Jane Austen - has now entered circulation in England and Wales more

14 Sep 2017 09:45 Industry News

The ten-pound note designed by BOPP film specialist Innovia has been revealed by the Bank of England at a ceremony on the bicentenery of Jane Austen's death. more

18 Jul 2017 15:01 Industry News

A survey of SME’s has shown the Government’s industrial strategy is failing to reach manufacturing managers. more

13 Apr 2017 10:54 Industry News

Barclays has said UK manufacturers have suffered a disproportionate rise in small business costs, as the price of raw materials increases above other inputs with 2017 inflation. more

6 Apr 2017 08:42 Industry News

Bank of England considers coconut and palm oil for £20 note more

31 Mar 2017 10:29 Industry News

Britain’s new polymer five and ten pound notes will retain tallow traces, but Bank of England ‘seeking alternatives’ for future print runs. more

16 Feb 2017 15:11 Industry News

Innovia, the Wigton-based supplier of the polymer used in the new plastic £5 notes, is looking for “potential solutions” after calls from the public to end the use of animal fats in the manufacturing process. more

1 Dec 2016 15:01 Materials

The new five-pound note made using polymers enters circulation in the UK today (13th Sept). more

13 Sep 2016 09:45 Industry News

Innovia has opened a new, start-of-the-art, high security plant at its Wigton site in Cumbria for the manufacture of the substrate used for polymer banknotes. more

9 Sep 2016 14:56 Industry News

The Governor of the Bank of England has officially unveiled the design of the new plastic £5 note and says it “exploits the possibilities of polymers” within its range of unique features. more

2 Jun 2016 15:46 Industry News

The Bank of England will unveil the design of the new £5 bank note made from polymer at a ceremony in Oxfordshire tomorrow. more

1 Jun 2016 10:10 Materials

The Bank of England’s Chief Cashier has officially opened a new film line that will be used for the production of the UK’s polymer banknotes. more

10 Nov 2015 12:05 Industry News

A new £20 note printed on polymer will be available from 2018, the Bank of England has announced. more

8 Sep 2015 09:28 Industry News

Bank of England officials have described a recent meeting held with the British Plastics Federation (BPF) as providing an “extraordinary valuable insight” into the UK’s manufacturing, distribution and retailing activities. more

20 Jul 2015 15:28 Industry News

The Bank of England has announced that it has selected De La Rue as its “preferred bidder” in the tender to print its plastic banknotes. more

9 Sep 2014 15:22

The reality of using polymer banknotes in the UK has moved one step closer to reality, as the Bank of England announced it is to launch a public consultation programme to decide whether or not to go ahead with printing on plastic. more

11 Sep 2013 10:36 Industry News