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Boots 'won't pass on levy'

Monday, January 25, 2010, 10:45

CHEMIST giant Alliance Boots said today it was not planning to pass on the workplace parking levy charge to its employees.

Nottingham City Council is planning to introduce the levy, starting at £253 plus inflation, from April 1, 2012. The money will help pay for Nottingham's tram extensions, the railway station redevelopment and to maintain the Link Bus network.

Companies with more than ten parking spaces must pay the annual levy for each space after the first ten. It is up to the companies to decide whether they absorb the cost or pass it on to their employees.

Peter Gibson, director of public policy at Alliance Boots, said: "We are not currently planning to pass the charge on to our employees however, no final decision has been made at this time.

"We are opposed to this additional tax burden on our business and we are considering all options including moving our car parking to the county end of our site which would avoid a workplace parking levy having to be paid on those spaces."

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