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De la Rue has scored something of a coup after securing a share of the polymer supply deal for the Bank of England’s new £20 note. The Bank of England will require more than 5bn polymer £20 notes to be printed over the next decade.  De La Rue chief executive Martin Sutherland said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by the Bank of England to supply polymer substrate for the new £20 notes in addition to our existing work designing and printing the notes. “This new contract is an important strategic milestone and will increase our share of this fast growing market.” The procurement process for the new note began in March 2016. In the intervening period a row erupted over the use of tiny amounts of tallow in CCL’s polymer, which resulted in a public consultation.