Councils urged to alter parking charges to help small businesses

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.

"This isn't to name and shame the councils who have higher parking tariffs.

"It's to push councils into better practice to help London businesses thrive.

"In a recent survey we found 75% of London businesses said parking was a major issue."

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.

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Parking rules affecting business

Small business are urging London councils to re-think their parking rules, saying they are being badly affected by new charges. A parking map has been created to raise awareness of how parking charges are affecting shops and businesses.