Newark MP and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick announces crack down on rogue private carparking firms
A crack down on rogue private carparking firms has been announced by Robert Jenrick.
The Newark MP and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government said unfair parking tickets would be eliminated after the government put forward proposals designed to put a halt to such behaviour.
As part of a new parking code of practice and framework the proposals include; a maximum cap for parking fines, a ten-minute grace period before a late fine can be issued and a requirement for parking firms to clearly display pricing and terms and conditions.
The new measures will be a boost to millions of motorists in England, Scotland and Wales and will help to draw people back to their local high streets by cancelling the fear of being penalised with unfair tickets.
Mr Jenrick said: "These new measures will put a stop once and for all to rogue parking firms using aggressive tactics and handing out unfair parking tickets with no right to appeal, while also boosting our high streets by making it easier for people to park near their local shops without being unfairly fined.
"Our proposals will restore common sense to the way parking fines are issued, while cracking down on the worst offenders who put other people in danger and hinder our emergency services from carrying out their duties."