'No change' car parks net councils cash
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Councils receive thousands from pay-and-display overpayments

Councils are making tens of thousands of pounds a year from car park pay-and-display machines which do not give change.

A BBC investigation found 26 local authorities across the East of England received more than £550,000 in overpayments last year.

The Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk was top of the list, with £69,629, while Peterborough City Council gained £66,774.

Peterborough City Council said alternative payment options were available at all of its car parks.

Some 21 of the 50 councils contacted by the BBC were unable to provide data, and three said they did not operate pay-and-display machines.

  • 05 Jul 2016