Wednesday, 14 March 2012

VAT Blunder kills car park charges

Oh dear ! A "clerical oversight" (not to mention PR disaster) omitting VAT from the calculations looks to have killed off the initiative to charge for parking in the car parks around the Pentland Hills Regional Park (PHRP). Red faces all round methinks and comprehensively covered here by the Evening News.

Okay, there were some mixed views locally on the charges, which were, after all, to cover for cuts elsewhere in the PHRP budget, but I think this will be welcomed by most who were worried about parking displacement into access roads and of course the added expense to a walk in the hills. Is it any wonder the Council gets a bad reputation ?

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