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"BPA has denied my children s inheritances" alleged VP Boss

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Thursday 28 March see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rgm9v

Starts around 13.50 min in

A private parking company has been kicked out of its own trade association for allegedly breaching a professional code of conduct.
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  • Dave_THDave_TH Forumite
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    john1 wrote: »
    BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Thursday 28 March see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rgm9v

    Starts around 13.50 min in

    A private parking company has been kicked out of its own trade association for allegedly breaching a professional code of conduct.

    you mean they found out he was quietly asking other members if they would join his "alternative" trade association one to oppose BPA Ltd
  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad
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    That was interesting and funny to listen to, the guy even thought he could still get DVLA data by paper application but was told the programme had already checked with the DVLA and he can't. Funnneeeeee! :rotfl:
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  • Dave_THDave_TH Forumite
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    Coupon-mad wrote: »
    That was interesting and funny to listen to, the guy even thought he could still get DVLA data by paper application but was told the programme had already checked with the DVLA and he can't. Funnneeeeee! :rotfl:

    Just shows the level of stupidity in the PPC industry, make you wonder how they manage fleece £millions from the great British public
  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad
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    Dave_TH wrote: »
    Just shows the level of stupidity in the PPC industry, make you wonder how they manage fleece £millions from the great British public


    Dare I say, it's only possible because of the level of stupidity in the great British public?! :(
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  • waamowaamo Forumite
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    I have asked the BPA about this and they say they welcome competition. There again we all know the BPA have form for lies.
  • trisontanatrisontana Forumite
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    Once again a clamper/PPC owner has not grasped the fundamentals of contract law. This states that the landowner (not PPC) can only claim for any actual losses they have suffered. So "parking charge notices" should be cost neutral, and there should not be any element of profit.

    The only way a PPC can legitimately make a profit is from any fees they landowner pays them to "manage" the land, and from any P&D ticket payments. Nothing more.

    Of course if this actually happened most PPCs would be out of business within the week.
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
  • nigelbbnigelbb Forumite
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    Most pay & display car parks would be better managed by barriers on entrance & exit so that the motorist pays for the time they were actually in the car park. No problems then with overstaying or paying for more hours than needed because you are not sure how long you are going to be. This system works perfectly well in most multi-story car parks. The downside for the PPCs is that there would be little scope for their arbitrary rules & exorbitant fees so while the parking with be better managed & the charges equitable the PPC's profits would be hit.
  • spacey2012spacey2012 Forumite
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    nigelbb wrote: »
    Most pay & display car parks would be better managed by barriers on entrance & exit so that the motorist pays for the time they were actually in the car park.

    They would, but the fake parking ticket scam produces far more fruit for both the owner and the parking company.
    Why be fair when you can scam people out of hundreds of times more than you get at the barrier.
    Be happy...;)
  • trisontanatrisontana Forumite
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    I doubt they make much profit from P&D fees. Don't forget that many supermarket car-parks are free to park. Most of their profit comes from parking charge notices, as a good proportion of the population pay up the money when they receive the threatening letters. If nobody paid those then the PPC would go bust.
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
  • Guys_DadGuys_Dad Forumite
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    nigelbb wrote: »
    Most pay & display car parks would be better managed by barriers on entrance & exit so that the motorist pays for the time they were actually in the car park. No problems then with overstaying or paying for more hours than needed because you are not sure how long you are going to be. This system works perfectly well in most multi-story car parks. The downside for the PPCs is that there would be little scope for their arbitrary rules & exorbitant fees so while the parking with be better managed & the charges equitable the PPC's profits would be hit.

    Do the sums, Nigel. I do a weekly shop. If I was charged 50p per hour, that would work out at £1 per week. Over a year, that would just about equal a PCN discounted charge. No thanks - I can avoid them!!

    (They could make it free for 2 hours, of course and chargeable after that.)

    And, of course, there would be the inevitable hold up on exit where someone couldn't find their ticket or hadn't the right change.
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