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Bank of England Withdraws Notes

Paper Bank of England Notes withdrawn

Out with the old, in with the new!


The Bank of England will withdraw legal tender status of our paper £20 and £50 notes after 30 September 2022.

If you have any paper £20 or £50 notes, we encourage you to use them or deposit them with your bank or Post Office before 30 September 2022.

As paper notes are returned to the Bank of England, they are being replaced with the new polymer £20 notes featuring JMW Turner, and polymer £50 notes featuring Alan Turing.

After 30 September, only our polymer notes will have legal tender status.