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Public opinion ignored as government proposes measures that make managing private parking unworkable
The government’s response to a recent public consultation has caused serious concerns that the drastic reduction in the deterrent effect of parking charges on private land will force legitimate parking operators out, allowing the ‘cowboys’ to once again ride into town.
The two trade associations representing UK parking operators have expressed serious concern following publication of the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government’s response (20 March 2021) to the recent consultation to the enforcement framework for the forthcoming new Parking Code. The British Parking Association (BPA) and the International Parking Community (IPC) say the response in its current form is not sustainable and will have a negative impact on the economic recovery, lead to higher parking charges for all responsible motorists and encourage a return of rogue operators who will act outside of the Code of Practice.
Nearly half of all motorists who contested parking charges last year by taking their case to the UK’s largest appeals service had their ticket cancelled, a new report shows.
This year's Ernest Davies Award winner and runners-up were announced at our first People in Parking Awards by last year's Ernest Davies winner Dean Fennell-Connell of Conduent Transportation.
Record response to this year’s Disabled Motoring UK Baywatch survey into disabled parking abuse