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Alternative Currencies

Published Friday, August 8, 2014

This POSTnote outlines the different types and aims of these currencies. It also sets out how alternative currencies are being used and highlights regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.

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Alternative currencies are types of money or exchange that can be used instead of and alongside national currency. A number of alternative currencies are used in the UK today. This POSTnote outlines the different types and aims of these currencies. It also sets out how alternative currencies are being used and highlights regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.

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