Nifty fifties to re­main

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

The £50 note will re­main part of UK cur­rency af­ter a “new, more se­cure” ver­sion of the high­est-value note was an­nounced.

It will be printed on a thin, flex­i­ble plas­tic poly­mer, the Bank of Eng­land said yes­ter­day.

The last crop of fifties was in­tro­duced in 2011 and its fu­ture was un­cer­tain af­ter con­cerns were raised about it be­ing used for money laun­der­ing and tax eva­sion.

But the Trea­sury said the next batch will scup­per crim­i­nals by be­ing much harder to forge.

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