News

15 April 2014 - No Heartbleed at the BPA

The BPA would like to reassure members that our website is immune from the internet-wide security problem known as ‘Heartbleed’. Heartbleed is a vulnerability in the security of OpenSSL, an open source security platform. The BPA webs... read more

10 April 2014 - Want to keep up-to-date with issues affecting disabled people?

Do you want your staff to be kept up-to-date with the important issues affecting disabled people? BPA member and charity Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) has launched a new online membership to help people better understand the needs of dis... read more

10 April 2014 - Properly regulated CCTV makes life easier and safer for both motorists and local...

The British Parking Association welcomes the call for Government to convene a working group for all relevant stakeholders to come together, revise the rules on the use of CCTV and other new technologies to ensure they are used responsibly and pr... read more

10 April 2014 - Parking News, April 2014 out now!

The April issue of Parking News is now available, and can be read online here. In this special-issue, read about the likely impact of the long-awaited changes to bailiff regulations. Articles analyse the simplified fee struc... read more

08 April 2014 - VISA Europe issue a special waiver allowing the parking sector to re-instate the...

VISA Europe has now authorised its waiver to allow parking equipment already installed and fitted with Spire contactless payment devices to become fully operational. This is good news for equipment manufacturers and parking operators everywhere.... read more

08 April 2014 - The death of the high street has been greatly exaggerated

A new report by Deloitte last week suggests that the much beleaguered High Street is showing signs of resilience and recovery, with significant evidence that the High Street has done better than other parts of retail. Read our blog to find out m... read more

08 April 2014 - Article on ‘vexatious’ freedom of information cases

City law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite has drawn the BPA's attention to an article written by one of the firm's partners, Melanie Carter, which explains the implications of recent key decisions on the Freedom of Information Act. According to the... read more

08 April 2014 - BPA seeks assistance with the Park Mark® is 10 campaign

The BPA is seeking assistance with the Park Mark® is 10 campaign. To view the tender document, click here. Responses to this project brief should be made in writing, preferably by email (please see the tender document for contact d... read more

06 April 2014 - Blue badges: apply through GOV.UK or your local authority's website

According to Disabled Motoring UK, Northgate Services, who produce blue badges, have been investigating complaints about the cost of the blue badge application, and they have discovered that some people have accidentally... read more

02 April 2014 - PAYM LAUNCH CONFIRMED - PAY USING JUST A MOBILE NUMBER FROM 29TH APRIL

Registration for Paym starts from today UK IOUs worth £12.6bn a year – Paym will make it easier for friends and family to pay each other back Settling IOUs with friends and family is set to become easier from Tuesday 29th A... read more