Update on the Birmingham Pound

The focus of the economy branch of our Go Local campaign is the Birmingham Pound. By setting up a local currency we want to improve, encourage and support Birmingham’s economy. After having spent quite a while on discovering ways to set up a local currency and making...

Strange money in you pocket

Having recently moved to the UK, I still catch myself saying things like “Would you like a Euro with that?” to shopkeepers. They usually give me a strange look, until I realise my mistake and repeat myself, swapping ‘Euro’ for a more appropriate ‘Pound’. Having to...

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday 5th December, the Library of Birmingham will be hosting Small Business Saturday, so a chance to introduce the economics side of our localisation campaign. At the event, Simon Topman - CEO of Acme Whistles - will be giving a small business masterclass,...