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Parking Machines that don’t give change are discriminating against the elderly and low earners

April 28, 2017 3:33 PM

Parking machines which do not give change are creating undue stress and inconvenience to customers and are being used as a way of extracting money from people - essentially a form of taxation.

Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament which highlights the issue and that way that it particularly affects people who cannot pay through other methods, such as by phone or card. August 2015, blank

The EDM calls on the Government to legislate in order to make no-change machines illegal.

Commenting, Greg Mulholland MP said:

"We clearly have the technology for parking machines to give change and any that do not are not only create inconvenience but can also add to already stressful situations. It is one thing if you are simply parking to go shopping but very different if you are visiting an ill relative or need to collect a child."

"It is this very cynical sort of action that can be used to slowly build up a surplus. The amount will build up quite considerably over time. This should not be allowed and should be banned."