Consultation outcome

Local authority parking: contravention codes and penalties

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Local authority parking contravention codes and penalties: government response

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Detail of outcome

The purpose of this consultation was to consider technical changes to the administration of civil parking enforcement.

The government response states that:

  • we will proceed with amending the regulations to transfer contravention codes into guidance
  • we will not abolish the lower band of penalty charges or enable local authorities to set penalties charges at any level

Detail of feedback received

32 responses were received to this consultation, mainly from local authorities.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views about introducing a more flexible system for setting penalty charge contravention codes and simplifying penalty charge bands.

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Consultation description

Consultation seeking views on introducing a more flexible system for:

  • the procedure of setting penalty charge contravention codes
  • simplifying penalty charge bands

The changes involve:

  • removing the requirement that a new order is made each time the contravention codes are amended
  • scrapping the rarely used lower band in penalty charges

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Local authority parking: simplifying contravention codes and penalties

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Published 19 January 2016
Last updated 6 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Government response to consultation.
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