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01 April 2014 - Hospital parking charges: Fair for all, not free for all

The BPA fully understands the recent announcement by Health Minister Jeremy Hunt to ensure vulnerable patients and visitors can reclaim fees of up to £4 an hour. The BPA’s Healthcare Parking Charter aims to strike the right bala... read more

01 April 2014 - BPA relies on Governments Goodwill to get parking out of a Pickle

Last week in Westminster Hall there was a debate about parking, which never seems to be out of the headlines these days, does it? Read our blog to find out more read more

01 April 2014 - BBC Panorama programme on bailiffs and bailiff reform

On Monday 7th April, BBC One's Panorama is set to run an undercover report on bailiffs. According to the BBC's website, the programme will focus on bailiffs who collect unpaid parking fines on behalf of local authorities, and it will attempt to... read more

01 April 2014 - World's Biggest Car Park M25 Receives Prestigious Park Mark® Award

2014 is the 10th anniversary of the Safer Parking Scheme and Park Mark®. This nationally recognised scheme is managed by the British Parking Association for car parks that have met the standards of a police inspection. This means tha... read more

19 March 2014 - Counting the cost of the new £1 coin

Parking operators have long expressed concerns about a rise in counterfeit £1 coins and the inconvenience this causes to motorists when coins are rejected by parking payment machines and the losses incurred as a result. We believe t... read more

18 March 2014 - Changes to vehicle registration and licensing services in Northern Ireland

Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, has announced that the administration of vehicle registration and licensing services in Northern Ireland (NI) will be transferred to the DVLA and centralised in Swansea. ... read more

14 March 2014 - Contradictions of CCTV enforcement identified

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14 March 2014 - Parking app technology signals change

Cash pay & display machines are the most commonplace and frequently used method of paying for parking.  The advantage of cash machines is that they will, in the majority of cases, accept small denomination coinage, which is very useful... read more

14 March 2014 - The BPA has delivered independent redress for motorists parking on private land! It’s...

The British Parking Association (BPA) is surprised and disappointed that Government does not recognise the work being done by the Parking on Private Land Appeals service (POPLA), the independent appeals service established for the private parkin... read more

12 March 2014 - PAYMENTS COUNCIL CONFIRMS NEW MOBILE PAYMENTS SERVICE TO BE CALLED PAYM

-       Final testing for the service is on track – launch date will be announced in April -       Nine bank and building society brands will offer the service from launch ... read more