New £1 coin costs money to introduce, arcade man says.
The new £1 coin, introduced to cut counterfeiting, will bring added costs for businesses as a lot of machines need to be converted, an arcade owner at Southend claims.
"My machines cannot read the new coin and I don't think we have been given enough time," said Martin Richardson of Happidrome.
"A lot has to be done to make changes for the 12-sided new coin.
"We know what has to be done on this shop floor but I don't think government ministers or the Treasury listened when we fed back what we thought."
- From the section Essex