Oooh! A new £20 design has just been launched, complete with even more security features to attempt to foil forgers, which will work for a while. I read somewhere that the £20 note is now the most widely used one, and consequently the most widely forged, so a new version was required. The old notes will be phased out gradually in the usual way before being officially withdrawn.
Can’t say I’m all that inspired by the choice of design, though. In place of composer Edward Elgar, composer of the Enigma Variations and the Pomp and Circumstance marches, we get the economist Adam Smith.
Still, at least the design’s pretty