The next £20 will be plastic
The next £20 note that Britain gets will be printed on plastic. This will be the third note going to polymer, after the Bank of England had a 10-week public consultation which showed that 87% of those surveyed said they were in favour of this change. Or they said 'not really arsed'.
Either way, it is happening and should be in circulation by the close of the decade.
You'll remember that the £5 and £10 notes are already planned to go plastic, with the new fiver - starring Winston Churchill - being issued in Autumn 2016. The polymer £10 note will be in circulation some time in 2017.
Victoria Cleland, the Bank's chief cashier, said that this switch to plastic is going to help to reduce fraud and make banknotes much more durable.
She added: "Experience from central banks that have issued polymer banknotes has been positive. Canada, for example, has seen a real reduction in counterfeit levels since launching its polymer series a few years ago. Polymer is also cleaner and more durable, leading to better quality notes in circulation."
Will there be £50 polymer notes? We just don't know. So few us get £50 in our hands, there's a good chance we don't care, too.
The next big question is from Mark Carney, the Bank of England's governor, who wants to know who should be the next face of the £20 note. It should be a historical figure, who should "celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts". We're hoping for Roy Race from Melchester Rovers or Max Headroom.