BEFORE others follow Richard Dore’s example of paying debts in small change, they should be aware of the concept of legal tender, the form of payment that cannot be legally refused (Herald front page story, June 21).
Someone owed money cannot refuse payment in notes or coins of £1 and above. If they do so, the debt cannot be enforced. However, 50p and 20p coins are legal tender only in amounts (for each) up to £10, 10p and 5p up to £5, and 2p and 1p up to 20p.
The Parking Shop would have been fully entitled to refuse Richard Dore’s payment – and he would still have owed the money.
Upper Brighton Road