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.

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Hopes map of parking charges will urge council action

A survey found parking charges were the joint top worry for businesses Credit: Westminster Council

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."

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