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No more parking fines for minor keying errors

Fines for drivers who accidentally enter incorrect number plate details when paying for parking could be scrapped. The British Parking Association (BPA) has revised its Code of Practice which no states that firms under its Approved Operator Scheme should overturn fines for ‘minor keying errors’. A minor keying error is where “one character has been …

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Three million new EV charging points needed

Europe needs to spend £17 billion installing three million public EV charging points in the next decade in order to meet its climate targets. A report from Transport & Environment (T&E) estimates there will be approximately 44 million electric vehicles in Europe in 2030, by which point the continent will need three million public EV charge …

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Enhanced criminal record checks for taxi and private hire drivers

Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence under Government plans to protect vulnerable passengers. The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on new licensing guidelines for councils.  Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including whether to make background …

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