Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Graham Chapman, has defended the decision to increase the parking levy from 1st April by 16%.
It means firms with 11 spaces or more will have to pay more than £300 per space.
Jonathan Isaby, Political Director, TaxPayers' Alliance, has told ITV News Central that companies have previously moved out of the city to avoid paying parking levy charges.
Nottingham's parking levy is to increase by 16% from next week. It will rise from £280 to £344 per space.
George Cowcher from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce says companies are not investing in Nottingham because of the charge.
Business leaders are warning that Nottingham's workplace parking levy risks deterring more businesses from setting up in the city.
It's almost a year since the city council introduced the charge for companies with more than eleven car parking spaces.
Next week, it will rise from £280, to £334 per space. The council is using the tax to pay for the extention to the city tram system.
CCTV has been installed in a car in Wolverhampton to try and tackle the growing number of people parking illegally outside schools at the the beginning and end of the day.
The council vehicle will patrol at busy times capturing offenders on camera.
Anyone flouting the law will face a fine of up to seventy pounds.
Wolverhampton City Council is tackling the growing problem of cars parked illegally outside schools during pick up and drop off times.
A new CCTV Enforcement Car will capture images of vehicles parked in restricted areas, with drivers facing a fine of up to £70.
CCTV is being installed in Wolverhampton to tackle illegal and dangerous parking outside the city's schools.
Parents say that parking is difficult, but feel a better alternative could be found to help the situation.
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CCTV is being installed in Wolverhampton in a bid to tackle illegal and dangerous parking outside the city's schools.
The council will capture images of vehicles parked on the restricted lines and issue tickets to offenders.
Wolverhampton is introducing a new CCTV Enforcement Car to tackle illegal and dangerous parking outside the city's schools.
The vehicle has an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera installed, which will capture images of vehicles parked illegally outside schools.
Tickets will be issued to drivers who break the law.