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Local councils set to hit motorists again!

The Local Government Association has unveiled plans by a number of local authorities across the UK to charge employees to park their cars at work. This is something which was suggested a couple of years ago as a means of cutting down on inner-city traffic but it now seems as though many local councils are looking to introduce new income streams in this manner rather than focusing upon the help to the environment. So what will the UK government advise?

The UK government, in the shape of Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, has already suggested that local councils should look elsewhere to increase their income in the short to medium term. Charging employees a fee to effectively park on private property is perhaps the most blatant attempt to "milk" UK motorists for as much money as possible. Motorists are now starting to fight back and there are concerns within the UK government that this move, even though it was instigated by local authorities, could backfire at the polls.

How is it that every time the government and local authorities look to "help the environment" it ends up with one area of the UK population, very often motorists, paying more than their fair share for this privilege?

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