Private parking charges to be halved to £50 - here are all the details
Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
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Crackdown planned for private parking firms to stop unfair fines
The Government has proposed new rules for private parking firms to tackle unfair penalties, including grace periods and new maximum caps for parking fines
1 September 2020
Many private parking firms to spare drivers hefty fines for number-plate errors
Motorists who enter the wrong number-plate details when paying for private parking tickets will in many cases no longer be 'fined' the full amount
16 January 2020
Private parking firms could hand out 6.5 million tickets this year
Almost six and a half million private parking tickets could be handed to UK drivers this financial year
20 August 2018
Councils not providing info on appealing car parking fines – know your rights
Local authorities are not doing enough to highlight the appeals process to those slapped with parking fines
7 February 2017
Plastic £5 notes available from today – but can you use them in ticket machines?
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13 September 2016
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Parking campaigner fails to challenge 'excessive' charge at Supreme Court
A motorist who mounted legal proceedings against a private parking firm has lost the case at The Supreme Court
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