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Highway Robbery

Workplace Parking Levy Campaign

Come April 2010, there could be a new tax in the UK - the Workplace Parking Levy (WPL). This would be a tax on jobs and competitiveness; is unpopular with businesses and workers alike - and frankly couldn't come at a worse time for business. The WPL is being described as a blueprint for future transport income generation. Nottingham is looking to be the first city to impose the tax and others would probably follow.

For each liable parking space, - in privately-owned car parks or spaces paid for in public car parks - Nottingham City Council plans to charge an annual levy of £185, rising to £350 within four years of its planned implementation in 2010. The WPL's stated purpose is to raise funds to extend Nottingham's tram system, invest in its local bus services and redevelop its railway station.

Bloody leeches, is there no end to their grasping destructive behaviour, and as ever they wrap it in a figleaf of greenery...

Comments

But no charge on Tesco car parks still?
That might require a study visit to Jamaica.

In April 2010 eh?

And not later than May 2010 we must have a General Election I believe.

So will the Boy Dave cancel these measures?

It's a question someone will have to ask, and no wriggling allowed.

In April 2010 eh?

And not later than May 2010 we must have a General Election I believe.

So will the Boy Dave cancel these measures?

It's a question someone will have to ask, and no wriggling allowed.

Although my daughter's school is only about 100 yards away from one of the main tram routes in Nottingham, most of the teachers there use their own cars and park in the staff car park. Clearly trams don't offer a solution to the travelling needs of these particular commuters. It begs the question if its not suitable them, then why would it be for others? I'm not sure how many teachers there are, but no doubt the bill for this unwarrented intrusion into the right of individuals or organisations to do with their own property as they see fit, will ammount to a fair sum. So, I'm concerned not only with the apalling intrusion into the right of petty bureaucrats to intefere in other people's affairs, but also what it may do to the cost of school fees.

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