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  • Paper £10 phased out in March 2018

    By Vending International on November 15, 2017
    The Bank of England has announced that following the successful launch of the new Jane Austen £10 note on September 14, legal tender status of the paper £10 note featuring Charles Darwin will be withdrawn on March 1, 2018. The notes can be used normally until then but businesses should develop plans to stop accepting and dispensing them after the […]
  • Chief executive to leave AVA

    By Vending International on November 14, 2017
    The Automatic Vending Association has announced chief executive, Jonathan Hart, has decided to leave the organisation to return to the world of PR and communications in central London. He will remain with the AVA until Easter and will work alongside the board to help source a successor.  He commented: “I was told when I joined the AVA that the vending industry […]
  • Withdrawal of £5 banknotes

    By Vending International on March 7, 2017
    Paper notes, featuring Elizabeth Fry on the reverse, will be withdrawn from circulation on 5 May 2017. The only £5 note that will be legal tender after this date is the polymer £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill, which was introduced in September 2016. You can continue to spend them until this date, after which they will cease to be legal tender. […]
  • Update on the new pound coin

    By Vending International on February 22, 2017
    The Treasury and the Royal Mint have advised that after midnight on the 15 October the ‘Round Pound’ Coin will no longer be legal tender. This means that from that date, machines should not accept or give out as change old £1 coins as those coins will have been demonetised. This includes: Vending Machines Car Parking Machines Train Ticket Machines […]