Squeezing Workers for One More Drop (and I give The Devil a Wallace)
Motorists face £250-a-year tax to park at work
Initially, the parking levy was seen as a way to tackle congestion and cut carbon emissions. Now, there is growing evidence it is also being seen as a source of extra cash.
Experts on local government believe that authorities may have little alternative but to turn to drivers as a source of income. “Councils are going to look at that kind of a thing as an option,” said Caroline Green, a policy consultant with the Local Government Association. “Traditional forms of money raising will not be sufficient.”
"Authorities may have little alternative" - I can think of one very easily - cut back on spending, especially as the money raised will be wasted on "transport initiatives" otherwise known as subsidies for middle class cyclists and fare dodgers.