The country’s first “workplace parking levy” will come into force in Nottingham in 2012 and is likely to be adopted by other councils.
Under the scheme, any firm with 11 or more staff parking spaces will be charged £250 a year for each. That cost could rise to £350 within two years.
I admit that my detailed interactions with the UK tax system have been sparse in recent years, not having been in business in the country for some time (personal taxation is another thing of course).
However, I dimly recall that a parking space provided by an employer is a taxable benefit, isn’t it?
So this is rather double taxation, isn’t it?