The new £10 note to land in September

The new polymer £10 note featuring the renowned author Jane Austen will be issued on September 14.

It is printed on polymer and is the first Bank of England banknote with a tactile feature to help blind and partially sighted users. It contains sophisticated security features which make it difficult to counterfeit.

Legal tender status of the current £10 note featuring Charles Darwin will be withdrawn in spring 2018, with the exact date being announced at least three months in advance.

The new polymer £20 is expected to be released in 2020.