The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill has today achieved Royal Assent and becomes an Act of Parliament.

The new law will deliver our call for a single standard-setting body, a single code of practice, and a single independent appeals service, and is a direct result of our continued and strong lobbying for change to introduce better regulation for the private parking sector.

This is a fantastic achievement by all concerned. and we are grateful for the leadership shown by parliamentarians, in particular, Sir Greg Knight and Rishi Sunak MP, and also officials at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This is no mean feat considering the political uncertainty caused by Brexit. 

Throughout this process, we have maintained and grown our engagement with politicians across both Houses of Parliament as well as with government officials to inform, support and push for a positive outcome for all. The BPA will work with Government and other key stakeholders including parking operators, landowners, and motoring and consumer groups, to draft the Code which is then subject to public consultation and final approval by Government

Andrew Pester, BPA chief executive said “We are delighted that Sir Greg Knight’s Parking (Code of Practice) Bill has achieved Royal Assent which will deliver our call for a single standard-setting body, a single code of practice and a single independent appeals service. This framework will enable greater consistency and consumer confidence. As a not-for-profit association, we will continue to work closely with Government and others, including consumer groups, to help develop a single Code of Practice that provides a fair outcome for motorists, landowners and parking operators alike.”