Private Property: Parking

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 4 December 2023.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of further regulating the fines chargeable by parking companies operating on private land.

Photo of Jacob Young Jacob Young Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Following the introduction of the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019, the Government is taking action to improve the regulation of the private parking industry and is developing a new code of practice to ensure the best possible protection for motorists and parking companies alike.

We are currently considering the impact of any changes to parking charges levels and debt recovery fees before a decision is made on the appropriate level.

In due course it is the Government’s intention to consult on these elements of the code, as such we have recently concluded a call for evidence to make sure the consultation on parking charges and debt recovery fees is as well informed as possible.

The Government is working with both industry and consumer representatives to ensure the code comes into effect as quickly as possible.

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