Should the Levy fund public transport?
Discuss: Workplace Parking Levy
Nottingham City Council is considering implementing a Workplace Parking Levy. Is this a good idea? Have your say.
A Workplace Parking Levy is a charge that would be made to City of Nottingham employers. Parking spaces liable for a levy would be those employers provide for their staff or certain types of business visitors.
On each liable parking space the levy would be in the region of £185 per year starting in 2010 and rising to around £350 at the opening of NET Phase Two, with increases linked to inflation in future years.
A Workplace Parking Levy for Nottingham would mean that employers may encourage and support their staff to look at alternative ways to travel to and from work, such as by car sharing, using the bus, tram, Park & Ride or by walking or cycling which would help reduce congestion.
Nottingham City Council claim they and the Nottingham public must be bold in our next transport steps and lead the way nationally to tackle issues of transport congestion, pollution and the environment by making a contribution to the cost of transport improvements ourselves.
All the money raised from a Workplace Parking Levy would be invested back into funding more and better public transport in Nottingham, which would reduce congestion.
Businesses around the city are worried about the impact the Levy would have on their profits. Some claim that they will be unable to persuade their employees to give up their cars. Others say they'll have to pass the charge on to their work force. Some smaller businesses are keen that any plans for the Levy allow them to pay for spaces at a lower rate.
Monday 1 - Friday 5 October: Public examination at Britannia Hotel, Nottingham.
Thursday 11 October: Final responses to the Public Consultation.
Mid-November: Members of Nottingham City Council will consider the findings of the Public Examination and the Public Consultation and then consider the next step.
last updated: 14/04/2008 at 15:17
Have Your Say
G R Barnes
It's time to grab yours