Workplace parking levy in Scotland – Transport (Scotland Bill)

The Transport (Scotland) Bill proposes a workplace parking levy and was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution,  Derek Mackay MSP, on 8 June 2018. The passage of the legislation can be tracked here.

Members of Holyrood’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee have voted by six to five to allow councils to introduce a workplace parking levy. The Committee unanimously agreed to have national exemptions for disabled parking spaces, NHS premises and hospices, and to allow councils to create their own further exemptions. Proposals for national exemptions for a wide range of further workers, including the police, fire, coastguard and lifeboat services as well as teachers and carers were voted down.