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Drivers overcharged for parking

Pay and display parking machine
Refunds will only be given on proof of payment

Motorists have been overcharged for parking in Jersey since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced in May, the States has admitted.

Transport and Technical Services (TTS) said drivers had overpaid by 2,000 due to an administrative error.

A single ticket was correctly priced, but double unit pay cards, half-monthly permits and season tickets were sold for more than they should have been.

The department said people with proof of purchase would be given a refund.

The difference in price is from 24p on a monthly season ticket to 1p on a two unit pay card.

The refunds will be dealt with by the car park administration office in Sand Street, St Helier.

If the entire 2,000 is not claimed, the States will donate the balance to the Association of Jersey Charities.

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