Published: 10th Oct 2019

To help tackle air pollution, businesses in Birmingham could be charged £500 to offer parking spaces to their staff, under plans being considered by the city council. A report on the plans for a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) will go before the cabinet on Tuesday (October 15) and it is hoped the measure would encourage those working in the centre of the city to shift to ‘sustainable and active’ transport alternatives. Where a WPL is introduced, all employers within a geographical boundary are legally obliged to license car parking spaces from a local authority. It’s a power that has been available to local authorities since The Transport Act 2000 but currently, Nottingham is the only council to have introduced one. The act states that money raised from a WPL must be used to find public transport and measures that improve air quality. Birmingham says they would charge £500 per space … (To read the full article, subscribe below)