News Analysis - Council parking charges: Nottingham Council's private parking charges pile pressure on businesses

Cars in car park

Nottingham City Council has already introduced a legal obligation for employers to obtain parking licences by October 2011: as of April 2012, if an employer in the city has 11 or more spaces then it will have to pay £250 a year for each space.

The council estimates that the scheme will raise £14m a year and affect only 15% of businesses because business car parks with fewer than ten spaces incur no charges.

The Department for Transport confirmed to PB that it is responsible for giving approval

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