New £20 note: David Attenborough tops list of ‘ethical champions’ Brits want on money Latest News

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New £20 note: David Attenborough tops list of ‘ethical champions’ Brits want on money Latest News


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The research – conducted by YouGov on behalf of Good Money Week – showed that 40% of the 2,128 people asked said Sir David Attenborough was their first choice.

He beat other figures, including Richard Branson, Stella McCartney and Jamie Oliver.

The veteran broadcaster even outstripped his next closest rival, Prince Charles, who came in second place with just 7% of support.

Harry Potter novelist J.K. Rowling earned the approval of 4% of those asked, while human rights activist Anita Roddick and archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby earned 3% respectively.

But nearly a third of Brits (27%) said they did not know who to choose.

The poll – conducted in September 2017 – asked participants to name an individual they most wanted to feature on the new bank note from a list of 15 “ethical champions” who would “remind the public to the ethical in how they spend their money”.


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“It’s not surprise that Sir David Attenborough came out top in this poll”


Charlene Cranny

A new version of the £20 note is due to come into circulation in 2020.

This comes as the new £10 note was released last month.

Good Money Week runs between October 8-14 and promotes making “ethical money choices” in their daily spending.


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Charlene Cranny, programme manager at the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, said: “It’s not a surprise that Sir David Attenborough came out top in this poll.

“With his endless conservation work, he would act as a constant reminder to the public to make ‘ethical’ money choices, which is what Good Money Week – now in its tenth year – aims to do.

“It’s particularly important this year as the workplace pension comes into full force and millions of pounds could be chosen to be invested ethically if people were aware of their choices.”

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