Information for Employees

What would a WPL mean for you as an employee?

It is proposed that all City of Nottingham businesses that provide workplace parking would need to apply for an annual WPL licence from April 2010.
Businesses would need to apply for a licence for the maximum number of workplace parking spaces they use. These would include spaces at business premises and also those at any different addresses – including contract spaces or annual spaces in a car park.

It would be up to each liable employer to decide whether to pass on the WPL charge to their employees, if they do, it will also be up to them to decide to pass it on in full or in part.

All the funds raised from the levy would be invested back into funding more and better public transport in Nottingham, which would reduce the growth of congestion.

As a result of the great success of NET Line One, Government have confirmed that they are willing to fund up to 75% of the cost of NET Phase Two – the proposed extensions of the tram system to serve Chilwell and Beeston via the QMC and Clifton via Wilford.

The remaining 25% will need to be found locally, from both the City and County Councils. It is proposed that the WPL income will make a significant contribution to this local funding source.

Money raised from a WPL would also be invested in:

  • More Link bus services (including important Work Link services) and the funding needed to continue to run the existing popular Link buses which serve areas not covered by commercial public transport operators.
  • Transforming Nottingham Station into a ‘Hub’ with improved connections to buses and trams and expanded passenger facilities – turning it into one of the top European transport interchanges.
  • Increased support and advice to businesses for travel planning and parking management.

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