15/06/2018 - Finding a space for the consumer in the parking debate

Business Reporter Online: Future of Transport  Chief Executive Andrew Pester was interviewed for Business Reporter Online to discuss the importance of effective parking management. View the video interview  Read the digital magazine... read more

16/05/2018 - 2018 Public Sector Innovation event

Public Space Innovation is the trade event for councils, large developers, associations and community enterprises to find the inspiration, advice and resources they need to adapt, develop and improve the public spaces they are responsible for. read more

10/05/2018 - BPA members: win a place at the BPA President's Reception 2018!

Win the chance to attend this year's President's Reception by entering one of our ballots! What have you got to lose? read more

09/05/2018 - Coming soon Transports Publics 2018, the European Mobility Exhibition

Transports Publics attracts over 11.000 participants each edition, and is a fantastic way to discuss and discover the latest innovations for urban, interurban and regional transport as well as ‘green’ transport. It will be held in Paris from 12-14... read more

02/05/2018 - Global Alliance Formed to Standardise Parking Data

Three major parking associations join forces to develop an international parking data standard read more

27/04/2018 - Increase in DVLA requests does not mean more motorists are issued a PCN

The RAC Foundation’s figures don’t tell the whole story. British Parking Association (BPA) believes that a whole range of factors can lead to an increase in requests from the DVLA and it’s not just related to the number of ticket... read more

20/04/2018 - Response to BBC Watchdog - Responsible parking management is essential for a better...

Chief Executive Andrew Pester appeared on BBC One's Watchdog consumer programme on Wednesday 18th April and we issued the following statement following their feature on the use of ANPR by private parking operators: Responsible parking m... read more

09/04/2018 - Monday Musing: Blue Badge Research

We have long been interested in the Blue Badge Scheme and has regularly sought opportunities to gain a greater understanding of how the scheme operates. read more

02/04/2018 - Monday Musing: CRM Project

BPA towers has been a hive of activity as always. For this week’s blog, I am going to peel back the vale and inform you about one of the behind the scenes projects that is underway to improve the experience for members. read more

23/03/2018 - No Parking on the pavement – time for a positive change

We have campaigned for a solution to the issue of dangerous pavement parking for some time and we 100% support our colleagues at Guide Dogs, Disabled Motoring UK, Local Government Association and Living Streets. read more

14/03/2018 - We are all winners! Rewarding excellence at the British Parking Awards 2018

We are thrilled to be the recipient of the Communication Award at this year’s British Parking Awards for the Know Your Parking Rights campaign. The award, sponsored by Dukes Bailiffs, recognises the efforts of the BPA’s Public Affairs team to m... read more

11/03/2018 - Monday Musing: BPA on Tour!!!

First off let me apologise for the muted nature of our Musings over the last few weeks, it’s been rather a busy time here at BPA ‘towers’, where we’ve been preparing for a number of major events to connect our members. read more

02/02/2018 - BPA delighted that new Bill will deliver fairer parking and better practice for all

The second reading of the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill has been approved by the House of Commons. This follows our call for a single Code of Practice, a truly independent appeal service and a standard setting body which we believe will result i... read more

02/02/2018 - Effective parking management can help us live in a cleaner safer and less congested world

At first glance it may seem a mundane topic, but each journey on our roads begins and ends with parking. It takes such an important role in everyone’s lives and when we look to the future, we all have a desire to live in a cleaner, safer, le... read more

29/01/2018 - Monday Musing: Big News!!! The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill has been published!!!

Exciting news in the world of parking hit last week. Yes, you read that right. Last week saw the long-awaited publication of Sir Greg Knight MP’s Private Members Bill, calling for a Code of Practice for all private car park operators to adhere to. read more

25/01/2018 - Fairer parking, better practice: Sir Greg’s Bill calls for consistency and fairness in...

We welcome Sir Greg Knight’s Parking (Code of Practice) Bill.   We have always believed there is a need to establish a standard setting body, overseeing a single Code of Practice and a single independent appeals service to create a lev... read more

22/01/2018 - Monday Musing: A Day in the Life of an AOS Compliance Officer

Tick… The clock strikes Nine The phone lines open The public facing email folders update, the post arrives, and we’re off! So begins another day in a life of a BPA Compliance Officer. read more

15/01/2018 - Monday Musing: What technology will be changing transport in 2018?

2017 saw a surge in electric vehicles (EVs), an insecurity over autonomous vehicles (AVs), and with large hacking scams data protection becoming a very big deal. What will 2018 bring? read more

08/01/2018 - Monday Musing: Out with the old in with the new

With New Year resolutions being bandied about we spoke to our Information Manager about how over the next five months our new year’s resolution is to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)... read more

29/11/2017 - Pace of electric vehicle revolution at risk, BPA finds

We are seeing tremendous technological advances in the Electric Vehicle (EV) market and our research demonstrates the lack of an adequate network of chargers of the right capacities in the right locations.  Of the Local Authorities surveyed: ... read more