'Van-sitters' employed to avoid London parking charges

Leon Poultney
'Van-sitters' employed to avoid London parking charges
'Van-sitters' employed to avoid London parking charges

A London property maintenance firm has taken to employing young people with a clean licence to 'van-sit' their fleet of commercial vehicles as it makes more financial sense than parking in central London.

Will Davies, the boss of Aspect.co.uk, has been paying on average £8 per hour for young unemployed people to remain double parked in the firm's fleet of vehicles until a traffic warden approaches, then they simply drive away.