Plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill to enter circulation

New banknote printed on polymer will be issued on Tuesday, marking start of old paper notes’ withdrawal

A plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill will start to appear on the high street after going into circulation from next week.

The new banknote will enter circulation on Tuesday and will be printed on polymer – a thin flexible plastic film, which is seen as cleaner, more secure and stronger.

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