Britain's 'white van' men face parking charges and motoring fees of £140 a day

Britain's 'white van' men face parking charges and motoring fees of £140 a day
Britain's 'white van' men face parking charges and motoring fees of £140 a day
Britain's army of 'white van' men say they are being forced to pass on the 'extortionate' cost of council parking to customers as they face bills of £140 a day Homeowners foot cost of steep parking fee rises and 'green' motoring charges These can land builders, plumbers and electricians with bills of up to £139.50 a day in one area of London In North London, Islington Council charges up to £6.20 an hour to park between 8.30am and 6.30pm, with a £5-an-hour surcharge for diesel vehicles  According to Federation of Master Builders, 80% of builders have had to raise prices due to spiralling parking charges

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Britain's army of 'white van' tradesmen say they are being forced to pass on the cost of 'extortionate' council parking charges and motoring fees to customers –with some even threatening to boycott city centres altogether.

Homeowners are footing the cost of steep parking fee rises and 'green' motoring charges that can land builders, plumbers and electricians with bills of up to £139.50 a day in one area of London.

According to the Federation of Master Builders, 80 per cent of builders have had to raise prices due to spiralling parking charges. 

Charlie Mullins, the founder of Pimlico Plumbers, accused councils of creating a 'hostile environment' for tradesmen.

Britain's army of 'white van' tradesmen say they are being forced to pass on the cost of 'extortionate' council parking charges and motoring fees to customers –with some even threatening to boycott city centres altogether

Britain's army of 'white van' tradesmen say they are being forced to pass on the cost of 'extortionate' council parking charges and motoring fees to customers –with some even threatening to boycott city centres altogether

Homeowners are footing the cost of steep parking fee rises and 'green' motoring charges that can land builders, plumbers and electricians with bills of up to £139.50 a day in one area of London. In North London, Islington Council charges up to £6.20 an hour to park between 8.30am and 6.30pm, with a £5-an-hour surcharge for diesel vehicles. (Above, traffic on the A40 in West London)

Homeowners are footing the cost of steep parking fee rises and 'green' motoring charges that can land builders, plumbers and electricians with bills of up to £139.50 a day in one area of London. In North London, Islington Council charges up to £6.20 an hour to park between 8.30am and 6.30pm, with a £5-an-hour surcharge for diesel vehicles. (Above, traffic on the A40 in West London)

In North London, Islington Council charges up to £6.20 an hour to park between 8.30am and 6.30pm, with a £5-an-hour surcharge for

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