13/11/2017 - Monday Musing: What is digital excellence?

On 31 October I (the BPA’s Information Manager) attended and presented at the MemberWise Digital Excellence conference. This event brought together over 400 delegates from associations, across the UK. It focused on how the digital drive is... read more

09/11/2017 - Thursday Thought: More security for payments

Technology advances drive change and as technology develops, new customer needs evolve. Payments are part of everyday life and demonstrate change in a fascinating way. The Bank was used to raise money for King William III's war against France. Ba... read more

31/10/2017 - Tesco Extra Watford becomes the first supermarket to gain the Disabled Parking...

Disabled Motoring UK has awarded Tesco Extra Watford store with its Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA). Tesco is the first supermarket company to embrace the DPA and can now be proud to be the first supermarket to gain this prestigious certifica... read more

26/10/2017 - Parking (Code of Practice) Bill can deliver a better parking experience for motorists

The BPA welcomes the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, a Private Members Bill sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP. The Bill had its first reading on 19 July 2017 and looks to address our concerns in relation to the inconsistent standards and procedures... read more

23/10/2017 - Monday Musing: Why we have produced a video on what to do if you receive a parking ticket

We have produced a short video that takes you through the steps that you should take if you receive a parking ticket. read more

18/10/2017 - Telegraph deliberately misleads public regarding £1 coin and parking machines

The British Parking Association (BPA) is frustrated by the article published by The Daily Telegraph on Monday and in other newspapers since, regarding the roll-out of the new £1 coin.  We said that where motorists are expected to pay t... read more

16/10/2017 - Monday Musing: With great power comes great responsibility

A treasure trove of data that analysed properly can provide you with great feedback help you create a better experience for your customers. But with great power comes great responsibility. This is where GDPR comes in, to keep us all in check. read more

04/10/2017 - Remember legitimate Parking Charge Notices are NOT sent by email

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware of the fake email ticket scam purporting to be from some of its approved operators, UK Parking Control Ltd. The fake email tickets contain links to photos, payment options and to appeal. Th... read more

02/10/2017 - Monday Musing: Invest to impress

We all want to improve, whether to move up the ranks, or to impress someone, or perhaps instead it is to make your current role easier. Investing in yourself can boost confidence, enhance your credibility at work and make us more creative. A car... read more

25/09/2017 - Monday Musing: Which government controls what?

I read an interesting article on devolution the other day and the confusing landscape it is causing for the public in Wales. Huw Edwards spoke on the 20th anniversary week of devolution and called for the media to do more to explain who is in... read more