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Parking tax ‘would cut electric car use’ | Scotland

Plans to introduce a tax on parking at work risk undermining Scotland’s green ambitions by reducing the number of electric cars on the roads, according to motorist groups.

The “workplace parking levy” would require employers to apply for a license for the on-site parking spaces they provide staff, the cost of which would be decided by the number of spaces.

Edinburgh and Glasgow have expressed interest in the scheme, which is only used in Nottingham, where firms have to pay almost £500 for every space they have in their car parks. Many pass at least some of the costs on to staff.

There will not be a national cap on charges, which has led to suggestions that businesses and staff could end up paying up


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