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Nottingham Workplace Parking Levy Case Study

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked Workplace Parking Levy The Workplace Parking Levy is a monetary charge on employers who offer parking spaces at workplaces. It functions as a sort of congestion charge in Nottingham, for employers who offer 11 or more parking spaces at their workplace, as an aim to reduce traffic in the city. The employer/owner of the business is the one responsible for paying the Levy each year for each parking space, although he can transfer all or some of the price to the employees themselves, as a measure to reduce the price he himself has to pay. The Levy costs an employer £362 for each parking space that they supply for their workers, although the Levy only applies when the business has 11 or more available parking spaces for use by the employees. ...read more.

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By extending the NET system, they will be able to serve 23 million passengers a year, with over 17.5km of new track. Overall, it will consist of 51 tram stops, 28 of them new, and will apparently boost the local economy by up to £300 million a year, partially by helping the transformation of Beeston town centre and Clifton. The ‘Hub project’ is the renovation of Nottingham Train Station into a taxi, train, bus, car, and tram hotspot. It costs £150million, so it is obvious as to how the WPL can aid its foundation. There are however problems created by this Levy… -Many fear that it will transform Nottingham into a ghost town, as companies will not be encouraged to set up ...read more.

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With these disadvantages however, there are advantages -The WPL is reducing traffic in Nottingham City Centre, and encouraging use of public transport, freeing up roads and reducing congestion problems. -This extra use of public transport and less traffic helps the environment by reducing the amount of car emissions -The funding of ?the Hub project? and NET Stage two helps to increase the use of public transport around Nottingham, and helped make Nottingham the city with the highest transport satisfaction in the UK Overall, the WPL, although controversial, has many benefits as well as disadvantages to Nottingham. Although the outcome and long-term situation is uncertain, it is certain that improvements to Nottingham?s transportation system is beneficial to all other categories and sectors of the running of Nottingham. ...read more.

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