Please note that the information on this website regarding photographers' rights and UK law must not be regarded as authoritative. It is written in general terms with a view to increasing general everyday understanding. However it is neither intended to provide authoritative advice nor to be used as guidance in specific cases. Anyone seeking authoritative advice regarding such matters, or anyone involved in a particular legal case, must seek the advice of a suitably qualified solicitor.
Photography of UK bank notes is prohibited unless written permission has been given by the relevant authority. In England the relevant authority is the Bank of England, and in Scotland and Northern Ireland the relevant authority is the issuing bank.