Robin Hood meets the tax inspectors of Nottingham

A car parking space tax or workplace levy (WPL) currently being considered by Nottingham City council may bring back unhappy memories for tax officials at the large HMRC complex in the city, according to leading mid-tier firm of accountants Baker Tilly.

Baker Tilly’s Head of Tax, George Bull, points out that in the 1980s Treasury moves to tax workplace car parking faced fierce opposition from tax inspectors and other civil servants. Those proposals were eventually dropped, so reducing tax bills for everyone who enjoys a free parking space at work.

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