Residents in CPZs today see their parking charges going up by multiples. The prices have not changed for five years due to a manifesto pledge made by the last Conservative administration to leave them unchanged. The changes are so eye watering that it is the equivalent of a 1.9% rise in council tax but instead of the whole borough paying from 1st April it is a small number of residents of CPZs paying from 1st January.
The council have produced this handy ready reckoner, follow link.
Although the ready reckoner is on the whole quite transparent it does tell a couple of porkies in the area of CPZ charges. The tables below shows the kind of rises being imposed by the council.
It is notable that two of the smallest rises of 20% apply to the service vouchers widely abused by council staff around Perceval House and to Springbridge Road car park where council staff who need to drive for work get permits issued and might incur taxable benefits in kind. In November and December there were roughly 100 council staff and contractors staff abusing the service vouchers in CPZ zone W every day.