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Parking machines “won’t be ready” to take new £1 coins

Parking machines “won’t be ready” to take new £1 coins

The introduction of the new £1 coin will lead to parking chaos as tens of thousands of machines will not be ready to accept the coins in time, according to the British Parking Association.  

The organisation said that there was a “big queue” for parking machine modification meaning that around a quarter of Britain’s 100,000 parking meters would not have been updated in time.  

The 12-sided coin will enter circulation on 28 March, six months before the current £1 coin is phased out on 15 October.  

The Daily Telegraph
reported (28 February) that parking machines that had not been updated to take the new £1 coin would have to carry warning signs.