Concerns Over Plans For Sunday Parking Charges
Councils need to "help high street and not beat them into submission”.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is disturbed by the intended proposal to have weekday charges for street parking until midnight, alongside ending free Sunday parking, in parts of central London.
A recent FSB ‘Voice of Small Business’ survey showed that 64 per cent of small businesses in London felt that increased parking charges had a negative impact on their business.
The FSB in London is particularly concerned about the parking regime in Westminster because it represents the heart of London, and changes here significantly impact both tourism and domestic business, and influences the overall image of London as a visitor attraction and business destination.
It could also set a precedent for other local authorities to follow suit.
August 1, 2011