On Air Alex in The Afternoon Alex Brindley | 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Plastic fivers in the future?

IOM may consider - but no pressing need

The Isle of Man government will 'follow with interest' the Bank of England's latest decision to issue plastic fivers from the 13th of September.

Plastic pound notes were in circulation in the Island until 1988 . . but withdrawn after the company who issued them was taken over and paper pound notes were reintroduced. 

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare says the Manx government would consider bringing back plastic cash in future - but at present there's no real need.

More from Isle of Man News