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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

20 January 2020 - Monday Musing: Election time!!!

Monday Musing- Election time!!!   The New Year always brings new announcements and here at the BPA we are no exception, as we are delighted to announce that a new election season for our Council of Representatives is on the hori... read more

14 January 2020 - Third of a million motorists used POPLA since launch

Third of a million motorists used POPLA since launch The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomes the 7th Annual Report from POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals), which demonstrates how a truly independent appeals service can deliver for... read more

09 January 2020 - Macmillan is our new charity partner

Macmillan is our new charity partner 2019 wasn’t just the end of a decade it saw the end of our agreement with charity partner Marie Curie. We had an incredible three years supporting Marie Curie and raised over £15,000 for their... read more

07 January 2020 - Clarification on keying-in errors in revised Code of Practice

Clarification on keying-in errors in revised Code of Practice   We have published a revised Code of Practice for parking on private land which provides further enhancements to ensure our Approved Operator Scheme (AOS) members ar... read more

06 January 2020 - Monday Musing: New code of practice raises the bar for management of parking on private...

Monday Musing: New BPA code of practice raises the bar for management of parking on private land   In our 50th year as the leading association for the parking sector, we are delighted to announce that a new version of our Approv... read more

19 December 2019 - Parking concessions at hospitals should be available for those who need them

The Queen’s Speech announced that hospital car parking charges will be removed for those in greatest need. In 2015 the UK Government published guidance for NHS Trusts in England stating that concessions, including free or reduced... read more

09 December 2019 - Monday Musing: Interesting Stops Along the Digital Superhighway

Interesting Stops Along the Digital Superhighway By Steve Thompson BPA Fellow and Project Centre parking development specialist As we start to put in place the systems required for the digital future of transportation, we are just st... read more

24 November 2019 - Our vision for the future: Beyond parking

We all know that the parking sector is undergoing a major transformation. But how does the BPA ensure it stays relevant in a rapidly changing world where an estimated 38 million journeys are made every day in the UK alone? And with each of... read more

21 November 2019 - 2019 Ernest Davies winner

 Ernest Davies winners 2019 Congratulations to the 2019 Ernest Davies winners for advancing parking knowledge, Daniel Casey and Dean Fennell-Connell. The entries this year were of a high standard and the judges scores were close.... read more