The important reason you should always write 2020

The important reason you should always write 2020 in full this year

Many people would usually write the year in short format e.g. ’18 or ’19 to signify 2018 or 2019. However, this year it is important that you write the year 2020 in full or you could put your documents at risk.

For example, you should write the date 15/01/2020 instead of 15/01/20.

If you write 15/01/2020, this can easily be changed to something else, like 15/01/2006 or 15/01/2017.

Leaving the date in a shortened version could open you up to fraud. Any legal document should be marked with the full date to minimise this risk.

Be cautious this year when writing the date on any documents, as well as accepting documents without the full date - better to be safe than sorry!