BPA and IPC take the lead on Private Parking Sector Single Code of Practice

The BPA (British Parking Association) and the IPC (International Parking Community) have today announced a private parking sector single Code of Practice to be used across the entire private parking sector.  The new single Code will raise standards and deliver greater transparency and consistency for the benefit of motorists. 

The new single Code introduces an Appeals Charter, creating clear and unvarying parameters for motorists to appeal against a parking charge. The new single Code also ensures the protection of the most vulnerable in society, with no decrease to the deterrent for abuse of Blue Badge bays or those who choose to park selfishly, putting their own convenience above the needs or rights of others. 

The new single Code also mandates a 10-minute grace period for motorists, consistent rules for operators and requires clear signage to help motorists navigate parking on private land. 

Andrew Pester, BPA Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to introduce a single Code of Practice across the private parking sector. This is a crucial milestone as we work closely with Government, consumer bodies and others to deliver fairer and more consistent parking standards for motorists. We will continue to push for a positive outcome for all.”

Will Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of the IPC said, “This is a long-awaited day, the sector has been calling for a single Code of Practice for a long time and today we are proud to be committing to it.”

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