Motorists are being short-changed by millions of pounds as council chiefs profit from pay-and-display parking machines that don’t give change, the RAC Foundation has warned.

Local authorities could be coining it in by up to £38million a year by swallowing overpayments, analysis of new figures reveals.

One local authority has admitted creaming off £650,000 in just two years from motorists who have been denied the correct change from their parking fee.

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