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POLL: What do you think of the Workplace Parking Levy? The WPL will come into force in Scotland but would you want to pay to park at work? It is not known whether it will be introduced in Strathspey and Badenoch

By Ian Duncan

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Free Parking sign.
Free Parking sign.

The Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) will come into force in Scotland next month but it is feared it could lead to those who drive to work facing the prospect of having to pay hundreds of pounds a year for a space.

Local councils will decide whether to impose an annual tax on car parking spaces which are provided by employers.

It is hoped that the initiative will help reduce congestion and emissions by encouraging motorists to leave the car at home and find alternative ways of getting to work – such as walking, cycling or using public transport.

However, opponents say it will hit businesses and workers in the pocket when they are attempting to recover from the financial hit of the pandemic.

But what do you think? Have your say by taking part in our online poll.

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