News

10 March 2014 - Bank of England launches app to check banknote security features

The Bank of England has announced the launch of the ‘Bank of England Banknotes’ app. It is free to download and makes it quick and easy for people to become confident that the notes they accept are genuine. Using its intera... read more

10 March 2014 - News-release issued by the Independent Scrutiny Board for Parking Appeals on Private Land

The Independent Scrutiny Board for the Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) independent appeals service has asked the BPA to distribute a news-release, which can be found here. We would like to draw our members' attention... read more

07 March 2014 - The Parking Summit 2014 – In Focus

The Parking Summit – Summary of Resolution 2014 Britain's Towns & Cities: Britain's towns and cities thrive when there are good parking facilities which are properly managed and maintained; proper and effective parking control an... read more

04 March 2014 - Parking News, March 2014 out now!

The March issue of Parking News is now available, and can be read online here. In this issue, read about how you can advance your career through CPD. Also, find out about progress made in the world of electric charging poin... read more

04 March 2014 - Three approved training centres now offer the BPA's up-to-date, flexible qualifications...

We are pleased to announce that the first three training centres are now approved to offer the newly-created British Parking Association (BPA)-WAMITAB qualifications. The centres are: NSL Services Parking Associates Pas... read more

28 February 2014 - Government changes gear on discussions with parking sector on CCTV

Minister of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP announced a revised position on the use of CCTV in parking enforcement at the British Parking Association Parking Summit hosted yesterday (Thursday 27 February).   The Government... read more

21 February 2014 - Scottish Conservatives just scaremongering

Scottish Conservative transport spokesman, Alex Johnstone MSP has declared that the move from police wardens to private parking operators in Scotland would provide a gravy train of profits for the private operator. “This is just scare... read more

18 February 2014 - English councils may get moving-traffic powers, roads minister hints

Roads minister Robert Goodwill has raised expectations that councils across England could be given powers over enforcing moving traffic violations, according to the Transport Network. Mr Goodwill suggested that he is only waiting for p... read more

11 February 2014 - Fewer than one in five councils make a surplus income from parking enforcement

Fewer than one in five councils (19.7%) make a surplus income from parking enforcement, according to a new report from leading local government think-tank, the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU). The report also found that around half... read more

11 February 2014 - Technology Strategy Board launches competition to re-imagine the high street

The Technology Strategy Board, which aims to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation, is investing up to £8m in a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, 're-ima... read more