Green ‘parking at work’ will see companies charge for parking spaces in an effort to reduce pollution and congestion – with insiders saying the fee will be passed on to drivers
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Dozens of other councils across England are weighing plans to introduce a £1,000-a-year fee for driver to workaccording to the report.
Green “Parking Fees” shows companies billing for parking spaces in an effort to reduce pollution and congestion – with the fee “mostly” passed on to the worker.
The scheme was first introduced in 2012 but so far it has only been done in one city. However, this could be about to add up significantly.
Towns and cities believed to be considering “parking at work” include Birmingham, Brighton, Warrington, Bath, Luton, Norwich and Colchester.
Cambridge, Leicester, Oxford, Bristol and the London boroughs of Hounslow and Camden are also said to be considering the plan, according to the report. Daily mail.
The paper says Cambridge and Hounslow are proposing to charge up to £1,000 per space per year, while Leicester City Council is looking to charge up to £550.
Bristol is said to be mulling a £400 fee but no plans have yet been submitted. Other councils are said to be still at the evaluation or planning stage.
In Nottingham, the only UK city to have introduced the model so far, the fee is £428 per space, but this will rise to £458 from April.
More than half of the costs went to employees.
The AA has called the parking fee “a poll tax on wheels” while the RAC has said it is essentially a “commuting tax”.
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AA spokesman Luke Bosdet said: “This levy is really just a exploratory tax on the wheel that doesn’t just attack workers’ pay packages, while trying to put the blame on employers. workers, but also hit the lowest paid.
“Councils try to justify this levy as a way of raising money for their pet transport projects. ‘ He said a more ‘viable and proven’ alternative is a parking-and-ride scheme. “
Nicholas Lyes, RAC’s head of road policy, said: “The cost will almost certainly be passed on to workers, so in effect it becomes a tax levied on a commuter. .
“This particularly affects lower-paid workers who may not have any other way to get to work.”
A Department for Transport spokesman told The Mirror it had not received any proposals for “parking at work” in this Parliament.
They said councils decide to arrange parking for their area.
The Transportation Act of 2000 sets forth local government requirements for a “workplace parking fee collection” and any revenue generated from this program must be included in local traffic policy.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/drivers-face-1000-year-tax-26288407 Motorists face 'a tax of £1,000 a year for driving to work' under proposed rules