What to do with paper notes after 30 September
Once the 30 September 2022 deadline has passed, you will no longer be able to use Bank of England paper notes in shops, or use them to pay businesses.
After this date, many UK banks will accept withdrawn notes as deposits from customers. Some Post Offices may also accept withdrawn notes as a deposit into any bank account you can access with them.
The Bank of England will always exchange any withdrawn notes, including paper notes they have withdrawn in the past.
Paper notes are being replaced by the new polymer series
The Bank of England will withdraw legal tender status of their paper £20 and £50 notes after 30 September 2022.
If you have any paper £20 or £50 notes, the BofE 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.
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