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Should I pay my parking fine ?

So my work place is a shared building with about 5 different businesses within, the building is surrounded by walls, hedges and barriers that we need to have a fob to get through. we have now been given parking permits and have to park in our allocated business parking spots as they have recently brought in a company UKCPS to issue parking fine with you don't have a permit or are in your works allocated parking spot. i have 2 fines within the same week as the ticket fell off my dashboard so this is a total of £120 i have appealled it and gone through the porcess and appealed it to the IAS where they have now denied my appeal - do i pay ?


  • Coupon-mad
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    edited 4 August at 11:52AM

    And you don't have a fine.  It's not a 'fine' it's an invoice and even the Government says so.

    Search the forum for UKCPS, change the search to NEWEST and read the top twenty results, then come back and tell us:

    - have you found any where people paid?
    - have you found any where UKCPS sued?

    I know what the answer is but I want you to know it too and to feel confident to ignore the £170 x 2 debt demands.

    I keep a blob of Blutack for securing tickets to my dashboard.  Can't be blown on the footwell floor.
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  • Umkomaas
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    do i pay ? 
    I wouldn't, especially as you are a permit holder. There was no commercial justification for their charge, it is nothing other than a penalty, a punishment.  At the time of writing, UKCPS do not pursue parking tickets via litigation. You might get some silly debt collector letters threatening all sorts of daft things (keep your cats locked up!), but beyond that, unlikely to go any further. 
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .
    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.
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