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Camden’s Tickets ruled invalid

Greedy Camden council’s tickets from the beginning of this year included a surcharge when making payment by credit card.

Greedy Camden council’s tickets from the beginning of this year included a surcharge when making payment by credit card.

One of the statutory grounds for appeal is that the penalty charge exceeded the amount applicable in the circumstances.

An adjudicator has decided that “the local authority are neither entitled nor empowered to impose any sum, whether for the method of payment or anything else, in addition to the statutory penalty charge imposed”  he goes on to say:

…although I do not need to determine the issue it must follow that this is the same for any penalty charge notice or, where relevant, on any notice to owner or enforcement notice issued under the road traffic act 1991, other of the London Local authorities acts 1990 to 2003 or the traffic management act 2004.

Camden are not the only local authority to try and impose an illegal surcharge. It doesn’t matter whether you actually paid by credit card or not.

September 2009 update:

Merton councill also impose a surcharge and one of their bus lane tickets was cancelled as a result recently.

An adjudicator has decided that “the local authority are neither entitled nor empowered to impose any sum, whether for the method of payment or anything else, in addition to the statutory penalty charge imposed”  he goes on to say:

“although I do not need to determine the issue it must follow that this is the same for any penalty charge notice or, where relevant, on any notice to owner or enforcement notice issued under the road traffic act 1991, other of the London Local authorities acts 1990 to 2003 or the traffic management act 2004.”

Camden are not the only local authority to try and impose an illegal surcharge. It doesn’t matter whether you actually paid by credit card or not.

 

September 2009 update:

Merton council also impose a surcharge and one of their bus lane tickets was cancelled as a result recently.

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