Spend old tenners before March 1
THE old £10 note must be spent by next St David’s Day after the Bank of England revealed the date for when it will cease to be legal tender.
A use-by date of March 1, 2018, has been put on paper £10 notes following the introduction of the plastic tenner on September 14.
However, old notes can be spent ahead of the cut-off date, or exchanged at the bank afterwards.
The Bank introduced the paper £10 note featuring naturalist Charles Darwin in 2000. Around 55% of the £10 notes in circulation are made from polymer. The new £10 banknote is the first Bank of England note with a tactile feature to help blind and partially sighted users.