This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

BIRA calls private parking firms greedy

BIRA has made the announcement following news that private parking is set to become a billion-pound-a-year industry as the number of tickets issued hits an all-time high.

Data released by the DVLA suggest drivers are set to receive more than 11 million penalties in private car parks this financial year.

In the first nine months of the 2022-23 year, 8.5 million vehicle keeper records have been bought by the companies from the DVLA.

BIRA ceo Andrew Goodacre, said: “This figure released by the DVLA is phenomenal and just goes to show that being a private parking firm is a very lucrative business. But this greed by the many firms we now see popping up throughout the country has a counter-productive outcome as it’s driving people out of the centre and to either shop online or to out-of-town shops which more often than not are not owned and run by independent traders.

“We need our businesses to be supported and nurtured if the high street is to survive, not have another barrier to them being able to thrive in such a difficult economy.”

Progressive Preschool featured image (1)
The latest issues of Progressive Housewares and Progressive Electrical are now available to read online, packed with all of the latest news and views ahead of the Exclusively Housewares show....
Peugeot IndyBest (2)
The Peugeot Saveurs Paris u select salt and pepper mill set was awarded 4.5 out of a possible five stars. ...
HORL (2)
HORL 1993 has announced the launch of its collection of sharpeners and accessories to the UK market....
GreenPan Burton McCall (1)
GreenPan has joined forces with Burton McCall to reach the independent trade channel in the UK....
Dexam Walk the Wight (1)
Product manager, Helen Boardman, completed the Walk the Wight challenge in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities....
Smeg Three Peaks (1)
On Friday 16 June, a team from SmegUK will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge within 24 hours....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter

The list doesn't exist! Make sure you have imported the list on the 'Manage List Forms' page.