Published by: Andrew Hall
Published on: 20th January 2020
Writing the date in 2020
Typically when writing the short date, we write dd/mm/yy, but this year could cause a problem. Only writing the year as ’20’ leaves a potential for fraud because there is space where other digits could be added on. For example, 12/01/20 could have ’18’ added on, so that it reads 12/01/2018.
Throughout this year, to minimise the risk of fraud, it will be best to use the full year date in any hand-written reports or when signing and dating documents.