Councils across Wales are raking in an extra £200,000 a year by not giving change from parking meters. Not all machines give change to customers - and that has been described as a “stealth tax” by one campaign group. But the body representing all of Wales’ 22 councils say that hard pressed councils cannot prioritise updating machines at a time of stretched budgets. And authorities say that they are spending any of the extra money on their roads and transport.
Cornwall Council is raking in an extra £200,000 a year by not giving change from parking ticket machines - the second highest amount in the country. Not all parking ticket machines give change, so when drivers deposit extra cash to pay for their parking space, for example £3 for a £2.80 ticket, the machine keeps the extra money. parking ticket machines in Cornwall collected an additional £196,000 in unreturned change in 2015/16, and between 2011/12 and 2015/16 collected a total of £1.4 million.
By Claire Cain Miller, Katie Benner and Jodi Kantor Steve Jurvetson, a founding partner of one of the best-known venture capital firms in Silicon Valley and a board member of Tesla and SpaceX, is leaving the firm after it began an investigation into his behavior with women, the firm told investors Monday.
@digidickinson It's a thing someone at the Home Office who is doing the fire service data is really enthusiastic about (e.g. home risk checks or fire safety audits: https://t.co/21b4KS4S7j, you can have a drop down instead)
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Selecting a term
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