Over the past two years, a couple of socially–minded changemakers have been pondering the concept of a local pound, right here in Birmingham. Initially, the idea of an alternative pound is a foreign concept to the average person. Why would we need another pound, when our national pound, stamped with Lizzy, seems to work so … More Alternative Currencies around the UK
By now you might have heard about our plans to create a local currency for Birmingham. But what is the point? What is the goal of creating a Birmingham Pound? A local currency will help small and independent businesses, and reduce corporate dependency. It will be a vehicle for people to become aware of the … More What’s the use of a local currency?
The Guild of Independent Currencies is organising a two day conference in April called ‘Tools for a Fairer Economy’. The Guild of Independent Currencies was set up by the Bristol Pound in order to help other groups launch a local currency and to support them through shared knowledge and technology, best practice and with anything … More Guild of Independent Currencies Liverpool Conference