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    • bargepole
    • By bargepole 18th Oct 16, 9:57 AM
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    Council Taxpayers Subsidise Private Parking
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:57 AM
    Council Taxpayers Subsidise Private Parking 18th Oct 16 at 9:57 AM
    As reported by the Prankster, London Councils and the BPA have now agreed via mediation to settle the long-running dispute over the final invoice for providing POPLA services, and a figure of £25,000 has been agreed out of court, instead of the £69,000 allegedly outstanding.

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/popla-dispute-resolved.html

    The LC took the view that the likely substantial legal fees, and the perils of litigation, were not worth the risk, and so have written off £44,000 of the debt (any court case would have been outside the scope of the small claims track).

    This means that Council Tax payers living in the 32 London Boroughs have effectively subsidised a private company, to the tune of just under £1,500 per Council.

    Will those responsible for this fiasco be held to account?
    Speeding cases fought: 24 (3 of mine, 21 for others). Cases won: 20. Points on licence: 0. Private Parking Court Cases: Won 17. Lost 5.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 18th Oct 16, 1:00 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:00 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:00 PM
    Will those responsible for this fiasco be held to account?
    Originally posted by bargepole
    I expect the carpet will just be lifted even higher. Those responsible are rarely held to account for their actions.

    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Castle
    • By Castle 19th Oct 16, 10:56 AM
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    Castle
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    • 19th Oct 16, 10:56 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 10:56 AM
    Looking at this, London Councils have written off more than £44,000 as it apparently have to meet £68,517 of Auditor costs:-
    http://www.britishparking.co.uk/News/popla-resolution-of-dispute-between-london-councils-and-the-british-parking-association-bpa-over-contract-costs?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 19th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
    London Councils and the BPA are pleased to announce that they have resolved a dispute about the apportionment of London Council’s central overhead costs which threatened to detract from the success story that is POPLA

    You really do have to smile at this nonsense, who on earth do they think they are kidding?
    No wait I forgot about the government!
    To quote the words of the great Count Arthur Strong "You Couldn't make it up"
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 19th Oct 16, 11:19 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 11:19 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 11:19 AM
    London Councils and the BPA are pleased to announce that they have resolved a dispute about the apportionment of London Council’s central overhead costs which threatened to detract from the success story that is POPLA

    You really do have to smile at this nonsense, who on earth do they think they are kidding?
    No wait I forgot about the government!
    Originally posted by fisherjim
    Just another wheeze by Troy, his rubbish is getting so boring
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