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21 May 2020 - Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) business webinars – find out how to make your...

Working safely during coronavirus business webinars – find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure Over the next two weeks BEIS is holding a series of sector-specific Coronavirus webinars for business which we thought may be of intere... read more

20 May 2020 - Risk Assessment Toolkit for car parks

Risk Assessment Toolkit for car parks The BPA has produced a new risk assessment toolkit for members to manage social distancing and virus transmission in car parks during COVID-19.  The toolkit includes an example risk assessment, a... read more

15 May 2020 - It’s our 50th birthday!

It’s our 50th birthday! Our Association is 50 years old today – and we have a remarkable story to tell!  It’s astonishing to think how far we have come and that from a small group of passionate and driven professionals w... read more

13 May 2020 - POPLA publishes Scotland and NI appeal figures

POPLA publishes Scotland and NI appeal figures A free, independent service enabling motorists in Scotland to challenge parking tickets received more than 2,000 appeals in its first year – leading to 700 charges being cancelled. POPLA (Pa... read more

12 May 2020 - New guidance published to ensure transport network is safe for those who need to use it

New guidance has been published providing advice on how passengers should make journeys safely, following the publication of the government’s roadmap and strategy for the next phase of the pandemic. It urges people to consider cycling... read more

12 May 2020 - Government launches £250m active travel fund to promote cycling and walking

Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million emergency active travel fund - the first stage of... read more

12 May 2020 - New guidance for local authorities published on managing their road networks in response...

Fast-tracked statutory guidance effective immediately, will tell councils to reallocate roadspace for significantly-increased numbers of cyclists and pedestrians. In towns and cities, some streets could become bike and bus-only while others... read more

11 May 2020 - New Government guidance published in fight against COVID-19

The government has published its updated guidance in the fight against COVID-19 which applies in England – people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of... read more

06 May 2020 - Government delays revaluation of business rates

From Local.Gov.co.uk The Government has confirmed the planned revaluation of business rates will no longer take place next year due to coronavirus. It has postponed the revaluation until April 2022 to give businesses more certai... read more

05 May 2020 - Lobbying for Business Rates relief for car parks during COVID-19

Lobbying for Business Rates relief for car parks during COVID-19   For most car park operators its major operating costs are rents and business rates and the BPA is actively lobbying the government on behalf of its members to provide... read more