Why are £50 notes refused?

WHY will people not accept £50 notes in shops?

After visiting certain shops in Scarborough I was left feeling very embarrassed when the staff said they could not accept the notes.

They said this in front of other customers and gave the reason that it was because of instructions from head office.

Shops are rejecting money which is legal tender. This is a very big issue and I believe something needs to be done about it.

Why are the Government issuing £50 notes if so few shops want to accept them?

Mr A Abraham

Wreyfield Drive

Scarborough