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Retailers to be hit by local car park tax

peodude Avatar
7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
I don't believe this, last week broadband tax, when i jokingly said, what next, supermarket tax? Well, it appears that someone may have been listening.

Retailers may be forced to pass on a new shopping tax to customers under new plans by local authorities to charge for parking spaces.

Supermarkets, department stores and shopping centres would be charged £600 per parking space under the new scheme, generating millions of pounds for councils.

Councils hope the scheme may encourage people to walk or use public transport, as opposed to their cars.

According to the Daily Telegraph, at least one supermarket is planning to pass on the parking fees directly to customers, by listing it as a separate tax on till receipts, or by passing on the tax through higher prices or a direct car park charge.

Sources told the newspaper the tax could come into force next year.

Councils including Exeter City Council are backing the tax. Under its plans, retailers would be taxed less if they could prove they had sourced at least 30% of goods from within 30 miles of the town.

Shadow communities and local government secretary Caroline Spelman said: Ministers are off their trolley if they think that there will be any public support for these plans, and Conservatives will oppose such taxes every step of the way.
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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[mod]#2
These are only think tank ideas that get blown out of proportion and never come into force. It's just the usual political misquoting etc. :)
#3
there gonna do this for companies too, so if you drive to work you may have to pay for your space
#4
It's not just supermarkets, employers that have parking for their employees are planned to be taxed as well. Total ******** idea if you ask me.
#5
Neatly coupled with the extended scrappage scheme, to encourage people to buy a new car. Hmm, a bit of mismatch there. We'll help you buy a new car, whilst reducing pollution.
suspended#6
"Councils hope the scheme may encourage people to walk or use public transport, as opposed to their cars."

that well stupid, its just another tax that will eventually passed on to consumers. Its not as if anything goes by without getting taxed already and now more tax? Gov' will be taxing us for taking a sh!t soon!

Do they expect people with children to carry shopping bags and use the rubbish public transport?

Cant believe in this current climate when ppl are struggling to get by and small companies are finding it hard to stay afloat, that they even considering making new tax laws to so that we can pay for their own mistakes for getting into debt.
#7
Lets all post rumours about things that arent going to happen lol.:whistling:
suspended#8
Syzable
These are only think tank ideas that get blown out of proportion and never come into force. It's just the usual political misquoting etc. :)


i hope ure right dude,

wickedteen
there gonna do this for companies too, so if you drive to work you may have to pay for your space


omg, which party came up with this idea lol
#9
Kirajai
i hope ure right dude,



omg, which party came up with this idea lol


labour
#10
Kirajai
"Do they expect people with children to carry shopping bags and use the rubbish public transport?


That's what they did in 'the good old days'. People are just soft and lazy these days.

Kirajai
"Cant believe in this current climate when ppl are struggling to get by and small companies are finding it hard to stay afloat, that they even considering making new tax laws to so that we can pay for their own mistakes for getting into debt.


Well if you're struggling to get by, losing the cost of petrol, insurance, road tax etc is a bonus surely :lol:
#11
Shengis
Well if you're struggling to get by, losing the cost of petrol, insurance, road tax etc is a bonus surely :lol:


You obviously haven't calculated the cost to a family of bus fares, train fares etc. over a year. I know which one is cheaper.
#12
peodude
You obviously haven't calculated the cost to a family of bus fares, train fares etc. over a year. I know which one is cheaper.


Walkings free:thumbsup:
#13
Supermarkets, department stores and shopping centres would be charged £600 per parking space under the new scheme, generating millions of pounds for councils.


So - per space - thats £1.60ish a day. Say 10 people use that space in a day.........I'd pay 16p to park my car in a supermarket and not walk home with 2 children and 24 bags of shopping :w00t:

Could be a good idea if they couple it with "16p off your shopping if you bring your own carrier bags" :p
#14
Shengis
Walkings free:thumbsup:


From my house, to the Bullring, in the City Centre, on foot, Google Maps says, is 4.5 miles, and will take an hour and a half.
suspended#15
Shengis
That's what they did in 'the good old days'. People are just soft and lazy these days.

i am not talking about me, but times have changed when supermarkets used to be smaller and in more town places.. But now they are all massive and in out of town areas, people tend to do more shopping as they have a wider choice which means more bags of shopping.

Well if you're struggling to get by, losing the cost of petrol, insurance, road tax etc is a bonus surely :lol:


a yearly travel card isn't cheap ^_^ i take it u don't have a car?
#16
Wont affect me. I use online food shopping so i get it delivered. If the car parking tax, hassle of traffic and then being given the pleasure of paying for the space amounts to more than a fiver....then get it delivered ..without the hassle of actually getting to the store.

Dont think these councils are too clued up on things....cant see this supermarket car parking charge being feasible. I mean, what if everybody just dumped their car outside the car park and around local street? this would lead to loads of local complaints, much blocking of roads etc...then the council would be forced to pay more cash to yellow line it and traffic warden it for it to have any real effect. Meanwhile the till sales of the supermarket will be affected.

Cant believe this lunacy is going to be really implemented. :)
[mod]#17
Kirajai;6464040
a yearly travel card isn't cheap ^_^ i take it u don't have a car?


If memory serves he used to have a van. :-D
#18
The same Council(s) will then be moaning that the public do not visit the town centre(s) any longer as they drive to out-of-town shopping centres & retail parks.

The Shopkeepers will not be able to afford their ground rent because their customers go elsewhere, & they will then have to close their businesses.

The properties will be boarded up, will stand around for years, and then will be bulldozed to make room for more housing... or car parks!

Remind me again... didn't we officially come out of a recession earlier this week?

How soon people forget.

BFN,

fp.
suspended#19
Shengis
Walkings free:thumbsup:


not everyone lives next to a supermarket dude lol.
#20
peodude
From my house, to the Bullring, in the City Centre, on foot, Google Maps says, is 4.5 miles, and will take an hour and a half.


I'm not arguing with you. Having a car is a luxury though, not a necessity. Well not for most people anyway. My old next door neighbours were so lazy they would drive 1/4 mile to the local co-op and back:?

I agree with the costs though, my van costs £200 insurance £195(?) road tax and about £40 a month in diesel ;-) I start work at 5am so no public transport available and i'm ******ed if i'm walking to work then walking about all day on top :lol:

Syzable
If memory serves he used to have a van. :-D


And a car :lol:
#21
Kirajai
not everyone lives next to a supermarket dude lol.


Trust me, I don't walk ANYWHERE unless I have to, but the choice is there:)
[mod]#22
Shengis;6464097
I'm not arguing with you. Having a car is a luxury though, not a necessity. Well not for most people anyway. My old next door neighbours were so lazy they would drive 1/4 mile to the local co-op and back

I agree with the costs though, my van costs £200 insurance £195(?) road tax and about £40 a month in diesel ;-) I start work at 5am so no public transport available and i'm ******ed if i'm walking to work then walking about all day on top :lol:



And a car :lol:


God knows why i recalled you had a van. :?

brb...........auditioning for Rain Man 2 :-D
#23
Syzable
God knows why i recalled you had a van. :?

brb...........auditioning for Rain Man 2 :-D


It's cos you know i'm a pik*y and all pik*ys have vans :lol:
[mod]#24
Shengis;6464183
It's cos you know i'm a pik*y and all pik*ys have vans :lol:

:w00t: :lol:
#25
Syzable
:w00t: :lol:


You can laugh, i'm expecting an infraction for avoiding the swear filter now PMSL :lol:
#26
Peodude, can you PLEASE(!) read your PM's.
[mod]#27
EXETER CITY COUNCIL GIVES OUR CITY A BAD NAME. THEY ARE A JOKE.

Yes in caps, it angers me.

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