An interesting story on the BBC News this morning that as many as 1 in 20 £pound coins in circulation may be counterfeit.
There's a BBC video here which shows you how to spot the fakes and so having two pound coins in my own pocket I put both to the test. One appears to be clearly counterfeit with no script around the outside edge and the second is most probably counterfeit but I'm not certain. In any event, 50:50 isn't a good result.
Strangely enough, I wouldn't be surprised if we had a higher than average circulation of dodgy coins here in Thanet and that I find worrying!
Have a try spotting the signs for yourself.
Finally, today has the first meeting of the council's new General Purposes Committee, whose first task is to review and agree upon the levels of our public sector pay claims and settlements for 2009.