BPA Press Releases

21/04/2017 - Government needs to act to better regulate parking on private land

The British Parking Association (BPA) predicted there would be an increase in the number of DVLA data requests when wheel clamping was banned. It was obvious since issuing parking charge notices for breach of contract or trespass is now the preval... read more

20/04/2017 - Increase in PCNs a combination of factors

British Parking Association (BPA) does not believe there is a direct correlation between an increase in requests from the DVLA to the number of tickets issued. Factors such as the growth of car ownership and the number of cars on Britain’s... read more

05/04/2017 - Motorists in Scotland should have access to a fair and independent appeals service

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware that motorists are concerned at the level of charge made by operators when drivers overstay or park without paying. We are pleased that every one of our AOS members charges no more than £100 wit... read more

28/02/2017 - Paying for parking no problem for motorists as machines upgraded to accept new £1 coin

The new £1 coin launches one month today and the parking sector is busy carrying the necessary upgrades to existing parking payment machines before the new £1 coin is launched, says the British Parking Association (BPA). The BPA has be... read more

03/02/2017 - Independent Scrutiny Board closure threatens standards

The BPA warned government that standards would be under threat should the Independent Scrutiny Board for Appeals Service (ISPA) no longer be viable. ISPA is funded by members of the BPA’s Approved Operator Scheme to ensure fair and transparent ad... read more

10/01/2017 - Motorists choosing traditional payment methods when paying for parking

New consumer research** commissioned by the BPA shows that motorists are choosing traditional payment methods over apps and new technologies when paying or searching for parking. Half of motorists still prefer to use traditional cash and pay-an... read more

16/12/2016 - Bus station first in north east to win safety award

A sense of safety for visitors to Middlesbrough has resulted in the town’s bus station becoming the first in the North East to gain national recognition.  The Safer Bus Station Award highlights standards of good practice in security an... read more

16/12/2016 - BPA welcomes POPLA Annual Report from Ombudsman Services

Since launching POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals) in 2012, the BPA has transformed the management of parking on private land and delivered truly independent appeals for motorists for the fourth year running. As well as being judicially indep... read more

05/12/2016 - Government must find solution to Railway Byelaws to prevent PCN backlog

The British Parking Association (BPA) is in talks with the Department of Communities and Local Government and DVLA regarding PCN’s issued on railway land. The Lead Adjudicator of POPLA has concerns that as railway land is managed under Stat... read more

21/11/2016 - Have Cars Got Wider or Parking Spaces Got Narrower?

Often in the designs for parking places there is a balance between capacity and efficiency and the best designs provide the right balance. read more