18 February 2019 - Monday Musing - How realistic is a world of completely autonomous cars?

Monday Musing - How realistic is a world of completely autonomous cars? There’s so much hype and speculation about autonomous vehicles (AVs) that there probably isn’t a day that goes by without an article on the latest developments or... read more

04 February 2019 - Monday Musing - The TRO Discovery Project: preparing for a connected and driverless future

The TRO Discovery Project: preparing for a connected and driverless future     Are driverless vehicles really on their way? Digital technology and data are rapidly changing the way we travel. Our navigation device... read more

22 January 2019 - One Bill to Rule them All?

One Bill to Rule them All? -Parking Code of Practice Bill progresses    We are all aware of the Parliamentary shenanigans going on over Brexit. Every day seems to bring a new crunch vote for the Government. Despite that, there is s... read more

16 January 2019 - Monday Musing - BPA Governance: Working for you and with you

BPA Governance: Working for you and with you  2019 promises to be great year for the BPA for a variety of reasons but one of the most important will be developments in our Governance structure. Governance structure…what&r... read more

09 January 2019 - Minister supports Positive Parking Agenda

    Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government has written to us giving his support for the Positive Parking Agenda following a private meeting we had before Christmas to discuss the many varied issues and campaigns that we and... read more

09 January 2019 - Tackling Persistent Evaders

The police, politicians and parking professionals came together for what’s been described as the most significant meeting of minds to tackle the behaviour of nuisance motorists hell-bent on evading the law. It was standing room... read more

09 January 2019 - House of Lords Library briefing on the Parking Code of Practice Bill

The House of Lords’ Second Reading of the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill is timetabled for 18 January 2019; Committee Stage will follow in February and Report Stage / Third Reading in March 2019. We anticipate Royal Assent by Easter 2019... read more

09 January 2019 - Look at your Council’s parking report for the true cost of parking, says BPA

Local authority parking accounts come under scrutiny every year, and while the figures quoted provide a headline grabbing article, the BPA says, as ever, they do not tell the full story. Parking income comes from a variety of places includi... read more

17 December 2018 - Participate in the TRO Discovery Survey

Participate in the TRO Discovery Survey Do you use or require information about the movement of traffic on the road network? Many people and organisations are affected by the rules and regulations guiding the way that people, vehicles... read more

12 December 2018 - British Parking Awards deadline extended

British Parking Awards deadline extended The British Parking Awards 2019 recognises excellence in management, design and innovation in both the on-street and off-street parking sector. To give entrants some extra time refine submissions, t... read more

11 December 2018 - POPLA delivers free and independent appeals for over a quarter of a million motorists

The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomes the latest Annual Report from POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals), which demonstrates how a truly independent appeals service can deliver for both the motorist and the parking operator. ... read more

05 December 2018 - Tackling the issue of Persistent Evaders for Politics First

Tackling the issue of Persistent Evaders for Politics First Groundbreaking research being carried out by the BPA and one of its members Penham Excel reveals a growing number of drivers are regularly and consistently avoiding paying penalty... read more

28 November 2018 - BPA welcomes progress of Private Parking Bill

BPA welcomes progress of Private Parking Bill The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill had its Third Reading on Monday and was supported by government and approved by Parliament. The Bill now aligns with the BPA’s calls for a legislative f... read more

26 November 2018 - Call for entries to the British Parking Awards

Call for entries to the British Parking Awards The British Parking Awards 2019 have been launched. The annual competition recognises excellence in management, design and innovation in both the on-street and off-street parking sector. The d... read more

26 November 2018 - Winner, winner, BPA Members' Dinner!

The BPA Members' Dinner 2018 On 21 November, the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, adorned in a fire and ice theme, welcomed BPA Members and their guests to a lavish evening of networking, laughing, dancing and delicious food at the annual BPA Mem... read more

21 November 2018 - Andrew Pester writes for the New Statesman's Spotlight on Transport

Chief Executive Andrew Pester features in the New Statesman's Spotlight on Transport speaking about the importance of parking management in managing congestion, our support for the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, and how smart technology a... read more

20 November 2018 - Our voice drives change at Westminster

Earlier this year Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak MP praised our Association for our constructive support and leadership in the development of the Private (Code of Practice) Bill, which aims to enable the creation of a single code of pract... read more

06 November 2018 - Celebrating our unsung heroes

This Christmas, we want to celebrate our unsung heroes. If you have a team member or colleague who has gone the extra mile in doing a great job – be that fantastic customer service, helping members of the public, developing new produ... read more

30 October 2018 - Monday Musing - Road to Zero - is that on a map?

Last week we hosted an Electric Vehicle Charging webinar with speakers from E.ON, Energy UK, the Renewable Energy Association and an ex-Corporate Director of London Councils. As a membership association it is important to us that our members get a... read more

26 October 2018 - Canary Wharf triumphs at Disabled Motoring Awards

The BPA was delighted to attend the Disabled Motoring UK Awards 2018 at The Victory Services Club in London, which celebrated the achievements of disabled people and the organisations that support them. Many BPA members attended and were re... read more