Scotland’s Trade Minister has said no concerns have been raised with him over currency plans for an independent Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon has been forced to deny the SNP is planning to use the euro despite saying comments by a candidate that it could happen were “perfectly sensible”.
Ditching the pound in Scotland to create a new currency “is the single-daftest idea in British politics”, Michael Gove has said.
Nicola Sturgeon has defended plans for an independent Scotland to have its own currency despite claims it could put 45,000 households into negative equity.
Nicola Sturgeon has attempted to play down fears about Scotland getting a new currency but risked the wrath of supporters who want the pound to be quickly ditched after an independence vote.
The SNP has voted in favour of setting up a separate Scottish currency “as soon as practicable” if Scotland becomes independent.
The SNP’s depute leader and Scotland’s Finance Secretary have called on their party to back their plan to win independence, including creating a new Scottish currency within five years of leaving the UK.
A third of people living in England have rejected Scottish bank notes as fake, a survey found.
So we’re getting a brand spanking new pound coin. And yes, it might look a bit like a souped-up 20p but it’s actually got some quite cool features. Here are five interesting bits of info about the newly designed coin: