February 19th, 2018
The following updates are being made to the University car parking scheme:
Permit year changes
In April 2017, the Government made changes to the salary sacrifice scheme which has now ended with regard to car parking. Following the end of this scheme, the University is changing the permit year for staff, associates and contractors back to its original annual cycle – 1 September to 31 August.
All current staff permits will expire on Saturday 31 March 2018.
Staff who renewed their permit in April 2017 to take advantage of the final year of salary sacrifice will cease to receive salary sacrifice benefits from April 2018. Those who renewed in September 2017 onwards have not received salary sacrifice benefits since the previous permit year ended.
Staff can extend their existing permit to the end of this permit year at current rates, should they wish to, taking the expiry date to Friday 31 August 2018. They will be able to apply for the permit extension from early March; instructions on how to do this will be shared in the coming weeks.
Associates and contractors will need to apply for a new five-month permit from early March. Students are unaffected by these changes, as their permit year already runs 1 September to 31 August.
Price increase from September
There has been a two-year price freeze on car parking charges at the University. The new permit year, which begins Saturday 1 September 2018, will see a price increase of five per cent on car parking charges.
Car parking fees on the University’s campuses cover the charges made to the University by Nottingham City Council through the Workplace Parking Levy scheme. We apologise for the increase in the cost of University parking charges. This is the first time that the price has been raised in the past two years and reflects the rise in the WPL charge.
The University continues to support those with caring responsibilities through the provision of late-start reserved parking areas, where drivers can access parking after 9.15am. Three new spaces have been added under the Ningbo Friendship Bridge on Science Road, close to the science and engineering buildings on University Park. Continued support for electric vehicles will see the roll out of further electric charge points in 2018.
Pay and display car parking charges are also set to increase, with the new charges in place from Saturday 1 September 2018. More detail on the new charges, and all new developments, is available on the Estates website.
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