BPA Press Releases

20/11/2017 - Associations join forces to produce Charter for driving instructors and car park operators

The British Parking Association (BPA) and the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) have joined forces to produce a Charter for driving instructors and car park operators so that learner drivers are able to gain access to car parks to develop thei... read more

31/10/2017 - Tesco Extra Watford becomes the first supermarket to gain the Disabled Parking...

Disabled Motoring UK has awarded Tesco Extra Watford store with its Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA). Tesco is the first supermarket company to embrace the DPA and can now be proud to be the first supermarket to gain this prestigious certifica... read more

26/10/2017 - Parking (Code of Practice) Bill can deliver a better parking experience for motorists

The BPA welcomes the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, a Private Members Bill sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP. The Bill had its first reading on 19 July 2017 and looks to address our concerns in relation to the inconsistent standards and procedures... read more

18/10/2017 - Telegraph deliberately misleads public regarding £1 coin and parking machines

The British Parking Association (BPA) is frustrated by the article published by The Daily Telegraph on Monday and in other newspapers since, regarding the roll-out of the new £1 coin.  We said that where motorists are expected to pay t... read more

25/07/2017 - The case for effective parking management has never been greater

Issued in response to the recent court decision over unpaid Parking Charge Notices at University Hospital of Wales: Parking facilities at hospitals are usually oversubscribed and demand often outstrips supply; for this reason, parking facilities... read more

01/06/2017 - The BPA does not recognise UK Carline’s PCN figures

The British Parking Association (BPA) does not recognise the figures UK Carline claim British drivers pay for parking tickets.  The actual number of PCNs issued in London and across the UK is in decline year on year.  London Tribunals an... read more

21/04/2017 - Government needs to act to better regulate parking on private land

The British Parking Association (BPA) predicted there would be an increase in the number of DVLA data requests when wheel clamping was banned. It was obvious since issuing parking charge notices for breach of contract or trespass is now the preval... read more

20/04/2017 - Increase in PCNs a combination of factors

British Parking Association (BPA) does not believe there is a direct correlation between an increase in requests from the DVLA to the number of tickets issued. Factors such as the growth of car ownership and the number of cars on Britain’s... read more

05/04/2017 - Motorists in Scotland should have access to a fair and independent appeals service

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware that motorists are concerned at the level of charge made by operators when drivers overstay or park without paying. We are pleased that every one of our AOS members charges no more than £100 wit... read more

28/02/2017 - Paying for parking no problem for motorists as machines upgraded to accept new £1 coin

The new £1 coin launches one month today and the parking sector is busy carrying the necessary upgrades to existing parking payment machines before the new £1 coin is launched, says the British Parking Association (BPA). The BPA has be... read more