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Small businesses are urging London councils to re-think their parking rules, saying they are being badly affected by new charges.
The Federation of Small Businesses has created a parking map, to raise awareness of the issue. Glen Goodman has been to one High Street to find out more.
It is hoped a new map which allows small businesses to log the effect of parking charges on business will urge councils to take action.
In a survey 75% of small to medium businesses said that parking charges were a major issue for small companies, equal to business rates.
A spokesperson for the FSB said one recent council to make improvements was Wandsworth.
Parking charges were slashed by 50%, this is something the federation wants throughout London, affordable parking to boost trade.
Spokesperson for the FSB said "some councils that have increased parking charges and moved to ticket-less parking machines have seen a decrease in revenue."
Small business are urging London councils to re-think their parking rules, saying they are being badly affected by new charges.
The Federation of Small Businesses has created a parking map to raise awareness of how parking charges are affecting the income of shops and businesses.
A spokesperson for the FSB said this campaign is to send a message to council's.
The Parking map is beingused to find out particular problems businesses are facing. It is hopedLondon Councils who represent the 33 boroughs will make changes to help smallto medium companies improve.
Click here to see the map.