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Regular news: Issue 525 31 Jul 2009

MPs criticise councils’ CO2-based parking charges

MPs have criticised councils for introducing emissions-based parking charges.

The House of Commons transport committee’s new report on road taxes and charges questions the logic of graduating residents’ parking charges according to a vehicle’s CO2 emissions. The idea was pioneered by the London Borough of Richmond which is  extending the practice to parking in council-owned car parks.

“We are concerned at the increasing trend to base service charges, such as parking...

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