BPA Press Releases

24/07/2015 - BPA welcomes third Annual Report from POPLA

As promised and in agreement with Government, the BPA has transformed the management of parking on private land and delivered truly independent appeals for motorists for the third year running. As well as being judicially independent, POPLA (Parki... read more

13/07/2015 - Researching the Research project helps BPA to improve the parking profession

Research relating to parking from the UK and Europe has identified large areas where further research would be beneficial, to share best practice and improve the parking profession. read more

30/06/2015 - New British Parking Association President launches Master Plans for Parking ...

The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomed its new President Philip Hammer at a Reception held at the House of Commons (Monday 29 June), hosted by Richard Burden, MP for Birmingham, Northfield. As part of his address to guests Philip also laun... read more

08/06/2015 - BPA appoints senior policy lead, Andrew Pester as new Chief Operating Officer

The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomes Andrew Pester as the new Chief Operating Officer. Andrew has over 15 years experience in a range of regulatory, public sector, commercial and management roles providing strategic, operational and poli... read more

21/05/2015 - BPA calls for better regulation for the private parking sector

The good management of car parks is essential to successful town centres and High Streets. Motorists want to park in accessible and safe car parks that represent good value for money and they want to be treated fairly should the need arise to take... read more

13/04/2015 - BPA terminates membership of ANPR Limited

The British Parking Association (BPA) has terminated the membership of ANPR Limited with immediate effect. Following investigations arising from complaints by motorists, BPA Officers awarded 16 Sanction Points covering multiple Code of Practice b... read more

01/04/2015 - Single standards setting body can deliver real parking reform

The responsibility for all off-street parking, including parking on private land in England has now transferred from the Department for Transport to the Department for Communities and Local Government, adding to the multiplicity and confusion for... read more

27/03/2015 - BPA helps make NHS parking better

The British Parking Association (BPA) has been working with the Department of Health in updating parking guidelines for NHS Trusts, which have been published today.  The guidelines include case studies of good practice that other NHS Trusts a... read more

06/03/2015 - Communities Minister may regret parking changes

The BPA is warning today that government should be careful what it wishes for read more

06/03/2015 - British Parking Association appoints Ombudsman Services to provide POPLA

The British Parking Association (BPA) has today announced that it has appointed Ombudsman Services to provide POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals), the independent appeals service that considers appeals against parking charge notices for parkin... read more