A BPA spokesman has confirmed that ParkingEye will no longer be charging motorists £27 if their POPLA appeal fails. Following a tip off the BPA investigated the situation and confirmed that ParkingEye will in future be obeying the government requirements that the parking industry provide POPLA free to the motorist.
The change will not be retrospective, so ParkingEye will not be refunding motorists who have already paid the £27.
ParkingEye will also not be amending any claims in current court actions, so if they are already claiming the £27 they will continue to do so.
The Prankster therefore recommends that anyone currently involved with court action with ParkingEye post POPLA should check the claim, and if if includes a POPLA fee include relevant material in their claim to contest this.
Following further tip offs, the BPA are currently investigating other parking firms charging for POPLA. These investigations are not yet complete.
The Parking Prankster