Scottish Workplace Car Parking Levy

The Transport (Scotland) Bill is relevant for employers in Scotland, as proposals are currently making their way through the Scottish Parliament to enable Local Authorities to apply a levy on employers who provide car parking for their staff. This was agreed by the Scottish Government in order to get the support of the Scottish Greens for its budget. When this has been implemented it will be up to the employer to decide whether or not to pass on the cost to its employees. There has been a great deal of interest and commentary on the proposals and it has been confirmed that the Transport Bill’s passage through Parliament will be delayed, allowing for a public consultation which has not yet been opened. There is a similar scheme currently in operation in Nottingham – please click here if you are interested in finding out how that operates.