Workplace levy approved

Councils to get car park tax power after Holyrood backs plan

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Fuelling debate: the levy has been controversial

Scotland’s councils will get a new power to impose a tax on parking at work after SNP and Green MSPs headed off opposition to the controversial plan.

The two parties combined to ensure the Workplace levy remained in the Transport Bill.

Opposition MSPs tabled a series of amendments aimed at diluting or axing the plans, which will give councils the power to impose a tax on employers. Critics fear this will be passed on to staff.

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