BPA Press Releases

03/02/2017 - Independent Scrutiny Board closure threatens standards

The BPA warned government that standards would be under threat should the Independent Scrutiny Board for Appeals Service (ISPA) no longer be viable. ISPA is funded by members of the BPA’s Approved Operator Scheme to ensure fair and transparent ad... read more

10/01/2017 - Motorists choosing traditional payment methods when paying for parking

New consumer research** commissioned by the BPA shows that motorists are choosing traditional payment methods over apps and new technologies when paying or searching for parking. Half of motorists still prefer to use traditional cash and pay-an... read more

16/12/2016 - Bus station first in north east to win safety award

A sense of safety for visitors to Middlesbrough has resulted in the town’s bus station becoming the first in the North East to gain national recognition.  The Safer Bus Station Award highlights standards of good practice in security an... read more

16/12/2016 - BPA welcomes POPLA Annual Report from Ombudsman Services

Since launching POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals) in 2012, the BPA has transformed the management of parking on private land and delivered truly independent appeals for motorists for the fourth year running. As well as being judicially indep... read more

05/12/2016 - BPA works with government to improve clarity over Railway Byelaws.

We have campaigned at length for absolute clarity on the Clauses in Railway Byelaws where they relate to parking controls. Government officials committed to providing this clarification but due to various circumstances, some beyond their control... read more

21/11/2016 - Have Cars Got Wider or Parking Spaces Got Narrower?

Often in the designs for parking places there is a balance between capacity and efficiency and the best designs provide the right balance. read more

15/11/2016 - Legitimate Parking Charge Notices are NOT sent by email

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware of a fake email ticket scam purporting to be from one of its approved operators, UK Parking Control Ltd. The fake email ticket quotes a charge of £90 and suggests that photos and payment option... read more

18/10/2016 - POPLA - Resolution of Dispute between London Councils and the British Parking Association...

London Councils and the BPA are pleased to announce that they have resolved a dispute about the apportionment of London Council’s central overhead costs which threatened to detract from the success story that is POPLA. For three years up to... read more

20/09/2016 - Chair of ISPA resigns

The British Parking Association (BPA) has received Nicola Mullany’s resignation as Chair of The Independent Scrutiny Board for Parking Appeals (ISPA) and the process of finding a replacement is underway. The Chair is appointed by the BPA, th... read more

31/08/2016 - BPA dismisses claims that rising parking charges are the reason for increased Blue Badge...

There is no evidence that parking charges are rising. A Blue Badge is valuable because it allows the holder to park in places where other motorists cannot. It is a nationally recognised on-street parking scheme for disabled people and having a Blu... read more