Just 100 days left to spend paper £20 and £50 notes

Qwerty

Striker
The days of spending paper banknotes in the shops are numbered: 100 days, to be exact - so start hunting at home.

Remaining paper £20 or £50 notes should be spent or deposited by the end of September, the Bank of England said.

An estimated 163 million paper £50 banknotes and about 314 million £20 paper notes were still in circulation, the Bank said.
These notes are being replaced with plastic versions, just like the £5 and £10 note, which are more durable.
Bad news for armed robbers with bundles of cash in the attic.
 


alexander

Striker
With the risk of sounding insensitive, sorry, but with your Queen's passing will that make the Sterling notes and postcard stamps I have left from my recent trip back over invalid by the time am back over next year or will they still be useful ?
 

Big Jeff

Winger
With the risk of sounding insensitive, sorry, but with your Queen's passing will that make the Sterling notes and postcard stamps I have left from my recent trip back over invalid by the time am back over next year or will they still be useful ?
No you will be fine for quite some time. If I hear anything to the contrary I will update you.
 

Big Jeff

Winger
That is very kind of you. Tak.

The paper money mentioned in the fred must be close to running out now.
Replacing the existing notes and coins in circulation is expected to be a lengthy process, so we will still be spending money with Queen Elizabeth II on for some time to come. The Bank of England first issued its new polymer £20 note in February 2020 whilst the new £50 note was first issued on 23 June 2021, featuring the scientist Alan Turing. The last day you can use the paper £20 and £50 notes is 30 September this year, meaning the process of recall and replacement has taken a total of 19 months.
 

42

Striker
With the risk of sounding insensitive, sorry, but with your Queen's passing will that make the Sterling notes and postcard stamps I have left from my recent trip back over invalid by the time am back over next year or will they still be useful ?
You should be fine for next year. They give you plenty of notice when withdrawing notes. Normally a couple of years from bringing new one to stoping old one. And the £20's haven't been out that long anyway.

Coins only get withdrawn when they change shape/size
 

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