BPA Press Releases

26 July 2018 - Civil Enforcement Officers and front line operational staff deserve respect too

Civil Enforcement Officers and front line operational staff deserve respect too The British Parking Association continues to seek better protection and respect for people delivering parking services and campaigns for a reduction in abuse and ma... read more

02 May 2018 - Global Alliance Formed to Standardise Parking Data

  The Alliance for Parking Data Standards has been formed by the British Parking Association, the International Parking Institute and the European Parking Association to develop, promote, manage and maintain a uniform global standard t... read more

27 April 2018 - Increase in DVLA requests does not mean more motorists are issued a PCN

The RAC Foundation’s figures don’t tell the whole story.  The British Parking Association (BPA) believes that a whole range of factors can lead to an increase in requests from the DVLA and it’s not just related to the numb... read more

20 April 2018 - Response to BBC Watchdog - Responsible parking management is essential for a better...

Chief Executive Andrew Pester appeared on BBC One's Watchdog consumer programme on Wednesday 18th April and we issued the following statement following their feature on the use of ANPR by private parking operators: Responsible par... read more

25 January 2018 - Fairer parking, better practice: Sir Greg’s Bill calls for consistency and fairness in...

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced their support for the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, at the same time recognising the BPA’s role as the leading authority in the sector and our continuing work wit... read more

29 November 2017 - Pace of electric vehicle revolution at risk, BPA finds

We are seeing tremendous technological advances in the Electric Vehicle (EV) market and our research demonstrates the lack of an adequate network of chargers of the right capacities in the right locations.  Of the Local Authorities surveyed... read more

20 November 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 th... read more

31 October 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 certifi... read more

26 October 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 Parking (Code of Practice) Bill had its first reading on 19 July 2017 and is supported by Kevin Brennan MP (Labour), Pete Wish... read more

18 October 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... read more