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Ministers also believe that Government should not tell local authorities how they should set parking charges. The policy to set parking charges to encourage the use of alternative forms of transport was also contained in PPG13, and has now been deleted. Local authorities will have the freedom to set parking charges to take account of the needs of their communities.

The Department for Transport’s Operational Guidance on Parking Policy and Enforcement maintains that charges should not be used to raise revenue or as a local tax and an authority is likely to be acting unlawfully if it were to do so."