Polymer banknotes are set to have huge implications for merchants. Yet, with the switch to polymer growing ever-closer (the £5 note is due to be launched in the second half of 2016), many retailers are unaware of the massive costs and disruption they face. Indeed, CMSpi calculates that the total cost to UK businesses will be nearly £240 million – with retailers hit the hardest. In the latest edition of Gambling Insider, Elley Frost, managing director of CMSpi, examines how polymer and the new £1 coin will impact the gaming industry in particular.
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