Downing Street drops penny-pinching plan

From BBC - March 14, 2018

Downing Street has backed away from a plan to scrap copper coins.

The prime minister's spokesman said there were "no proposals to scrap 1 or 2p coins".

The Treasury has been consulting on the mix of coins in circulation as card and digital payments gain popularity.

Theresa May's spokesman said: "The consultation's call for evidence was simply intended to help the government better understand the role of cash and digital payments.


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