Saturday, 1 August 2009

That Was The Week That Was: week to 1st August 2009

Maybe the editor of the DailyTelegraph is trying to wind me up.


"Motorists to pay £250 tax for parking at work.

Motorists who drive to work face having to pay a £250 “parking tax” under a scheme to be announced by ministers on Friday.

The country’s first “workplace parking levy” will come into force in Nottingham in 2012 and is likely to be adopted by other councils.

Under the scheme, any firm with 11 or more staff parking spaces will be charged £250 a year for each. That cost could rise to £350 within two years."

My comment
Can this be really true?
If it is, surely the public sector should be "leading by example".
There are many parking spaces allocated to parliamentarians and civil servants in Westminster and Whitehall.
No doubt councillors and Officials in Nottingham enjoy similar facilities.
But then, were they to be charged, it would probably be "within the rules" as an expense.

More to follow....

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