Coin change 'running up £80m bill' for vending machines
The government has said that new 5p and 10p coins should save its coffers £7.5m each year as they are made of steel rather than copper and are cheaper to produce.
However, the vending machine industry may have to spend as much as £80m to adapt, as the thicker coins may not fit into parking meters, drink and snack machines and payphones.
Paul Lewis from BBC Radio 4's Money Box reports.
19 Jan 2012
- From the section Business