‘It’s not Fine’: unfair private parking fines scrutinised

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said that the Government will work with them to help stop some of the worst practices of unfair private parking fines.

On December 17, members of the Policy and Public Affairs team at Citizens Advice Scotland met with the new Transport Minister, Derek MacKay MSP, to discuss the findings of the ‘It’s not Fine’ report and campaign.

Tom Walker, from Stonehaven CAS, said: “Mr MacKay was extremely sympathetic to many of the case studies, and evidence we had gathered from Citizens Advice Bureaux over the last few months, and is concerned that this problem will only grow. The minister was also concerned at the lack of access to redress for consumers through any kind of proper independent appeal system.

“Therefore, in the new year ,the Government will work with Citizens Advice Scotland to see how they can help stop some of the worse practices in the industry.

“This commitment from Government is due to the engagement of the CAB with local trading standards and the media, to highlight the problems facing drivers in respect of parking and associated charges.”