Membership Updates

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 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

01 May 2020 - New webinars from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Next week BEIS is holding two Coronavirus webinars for business: • Tues 5 May, 11 am – Financial support for small businesses during coronavirus • Thurs 7 May, 11am – Supporting businesses through coronavirus: tempor... read more

28 April 2020 - New measures to protect UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure

High street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of landlords and tenants are working well together to reach agreeme... read more

26 April 2020 - Transport Committee asks transport workers, stakeholders and public to write to tell them...

The Transport Committee is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they face during the coronavirus outbreak. Inquiry: Coronavirus: implications for transport Transport C... read more

24 April 2020 - Beyond Parking - our first podcast goes live

Beyond Parking - our first podcast goes live If you like to hear information straight from the experts, then stream in to Beyond Parking where Joey and Julian will be providing unique insights into the parking sector. Each podcast inc... read more

07 April 2020 - Clean Air Zone introduction delayed

Clean Air Zone introduction delayed Given the significant impact of COVID-19 the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has decided to review the timetable for implementing Clean Air Zones (CAZs).  They now expect the introduction of... read more

07 April 2020 - £20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus...

Businesses could help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak and similar situations in the future, as a result of £20 million government funding announced today (Friday 3 April). Grants of... read more

31 March 2020 - Request for business intelligence: How is COVID-19 impacting businesses?

Request for business intelligence: How is COVID-19 impacting businesses? Government is closely monitoring developments in relation to potential impacts on the UK economy, individual businesses and supply chain and is keen that businesses feed b... read more

24 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update The situation regarding Coronavirus is changing daily and we continue to follow government advice and guidance closely.  As a membership organisation it is our role to demonstrate leadership and... read more

20 March 2020 - Postponement of Parkex 2020

Postponement of Parkex 2020 It is with a heavy heart that we have announced the postponement of Parkex, due to be held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, June 16-18. We are working to secure a date in the summer of 2021 when we can reschedule the se... read more

19 March 2020 - Traffic Enforcement Centre - update on COVID-19

Traffic Enforcement Centre update on COVID-19 Local authorities around the country are being asked to be patient as the government’s Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) aims to deal with the significant uplift in enquires it’s rece... read more

12 March 2020 - Pavement Parking Update

Pavement Parking Update We welcome the Government announcement that they will hold a public consultation on a national pavement parking ban this summer. It will include options such as allowing local authorities with civil parking... read more

16 February 2020 - Monday Musing:The Climate of the UK’s Transport Sector

Monday Musing: The Climate of the UK’s Transport Sector  BPA intern Asli Ates gives provides her insight into the UK's Climate sector  On 19th December 2019, the Guardian reported that 2019 was the greenest year, as 'low... read more

12 February 2020 - We are at the heart of a rapidly developing parking sector

(This article first appeared in the House magazine's Directory of Members published February 2020)   The British Parking Association is the leading association for the parking sector and at the forefront of research and technologi... read more

10 February 2020 - Clean Air Zone update

Clean Air Zone update The Government's long-awaited online Clean Air Zone vehicle tracker is live. The tracker has been created so businesses and individuals can check if they will be charged to drive in a Clean Air Zone. Both businesses and in... read more

06 February 2020 - Web Expansion for Parking Data Cloud

 Web Expansion for Parking Data Cloud   Buchanan Computing has expanded its ParkMap cloud service to allow the sharing of traffic order data via the web. The new service uses an open application programming interface (API) tha... read more

22 January 2020 - Hospital parking - news update

Hospital parking – news update In December the government announced they will make ‘parking free for those in greatest need’ from April 2020 in England.  This includes four specific groups: disabled people fre... read more

11 November 2019 - Monday Musing: Connected vehicles for connected people

Monday Musing: Connected vehicles for connected people Glenn Dives, BPA Governance and Public Affairs Officer shares his thoughts on connected and autonomous vehicles We hear a lot about Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV)... read more