The new £20 note released!

Today is 20/02/20, which means the brand new polymer £20 note is out today! This note features JMW Turner, voted for by the public. He is the first artist to ever appear on a UK banknote. The design features one of Turner’s most recognisable works, ‘The Lighting Temeraire’. The note is now circulating alongside the paper ones, which will eventually be phased out after six months. 

There is also news for a new £50 note including mathematician and Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing, which we do not yet know the design of, but we know will be entering circulation some time in 2021.