Coalition turnaround means workplace parking might not happen

After claims that several cities in England are set to charge motorists up to £350 a year to park at work, transport secretary Philip Hammond is today said to be considering tightening the rules to make such charges harder to implement.

He has reportedly told government officials to draft guidelines to protect businesses from local authorities. Councils would not be able to bring in new taxes on motorists and businesses without full consultation, according to The Telegraph.