The private parking industry body is aghast at proposals to lower the cost of a parking charge notice (PCN) to just £50 – reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days – saying that level is not high enough to be an effective deterrent, and will be seen at many locations as a cheap days’ parking by drivers prepared to abuse the system. The current maximum charge is £100, or £60 if paid within 14 days, a level the industry says is effective and therefore should not be changed, Parking enforcement options are already very limited.

A Keep Parking Fair Spokesperson told Parliament News: “99.77% of drivers park responsibly and don’t get parking tickets, which rather proves the current system is working. Yet, inexplicably, the Government is siding with the 0.23% of motorists who park irresponsibly

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