Bristol Pound – Birmingham Pound?

Posted Posted in Council, Economy, Energy, Finance, Microfinance, Tax, Trade, Transition, Uncategorized

In March LWM’s co-ordinator reported the local interest in the potential of a Birmingham Pound – the Birmingham Mail following up one tweet about a first-stage meeting of a few potentially interested people. News of an increasingly well-developed scheme in Bristol gives an insight into the role of a local currency. The Financial Times reported recently that the “Bristol pound” […]

City council and credit union plan to strengthen the local economy

Posted Posted in City council, Economics, Economy, Finance, Local economies, Local government, Localisation, Mutuals, Politics, Social Enterprise, Transition

Those working towards a coalition for a better economy will take note of the initiative by the Bristol Pound Community Interest Company (CIC), which is expected – in May – to launch its own bank notes with which traders in the city will be able to pay their business taxes. The project has been inspired by the Brixton Pound, which was launched […]