Decision details

Admin Charges for Unauthorised Parking Suspensions

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This decision is for Parking Services to include admin charges when retrospectively pursuing unauthorised parking suspensions.



1.     Recommendations

1.1.That the Cabinet Member for City Management & Air Quality approves the following:

·       The introduction of a £70 admin charge for each unauthorised parking suspension.

·       That the new admin charge will replace the existing short notice charge, except for unauthorised suspensions involving companies who are members of LJUG. LJUG members will continue to pay the £20 short notice fee and unauthorised suspensions will be charged at the standard (non-discounted) rates.

·       That the new admin fee is implemented from the commencement of the new Parking back-office contract, scheduled to be let in April 2023, or an appropriate date thereafter.

2.     Reasons for Decision 

·       To provide a financial means to deter companies from installing unauthorised parking suspensions.

·       To help manage the impacts from unauthorised suspensions, for all kerbside users including residents.

·       To ensure additional costs incurred by the Council for the provision of the unauthorised suspensions service, are recouped.

·       To ensure LJUG members are not disproportionately disadvantaged by the introduction of this new admin charge.

To align the implementation with the launch of a new back-office system in April 2023, to minimise implementation costs and complexity.

Publication date: 24/10/2022

Date of decision: 24/10/2022

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