Car Parking 2014-2015
Those eligible can apply online to register for a University car parking permit for 2014/15.
Special Scarman/Leighfield Road permits
To further support your journey to work, we are able to offer temporary parking along Scarman and Leighfield Roads between the barriers near nursery and the new Cryfield Energy Centre.
Changes to parking permit prices
From 1 October 2014, the price of University car parking permits will increase. We are doing this so we can invest in improvements to our car parking facilities and campus infrastructure for the benefit of all staff and the wider University community.
A new Workplace Parking scheme will reduce the impact on salaried staff, so the net increase for the vast majority will be no more than £1 per month. Under the scheme, the University will pay for your permit in return for a reduction in gross taxable pay, reducing the amount of tax and national insurance you pay, effectively lowering the cost of your parking permit. This is the same arrangement that many people currently use for pension and nursery costs.
Salaried staff on grades 3-9 will be given the option to join the Workplace Parking Scheme or to buy a permit at the gross price. Those ineligible to join the Workplace Parking scheme will have the opportunity to purchase a gross-priced car parking permit or use the pay and display car parking option.
Alongside the existing Standard and Discounted permits, two new permits (High and Low Rate) are being introduced. These will ensure that permit increases are banded according to earnings, and also make it possible to offer more affordable parking to Postgraduate Researchers and students eligible for a Student Car Parking Certificate.
After you've applied for your new permit, the summary screen in the permit application system will display an overlap between the expiry of your current permit and the start of your new one. You won't be charged twice for your permit.
Pay and Display
Charges for pay and display parking will remain the same for another year. For more information, see the P&D pages.
Pro rata permit prices
Car parking permits for salaried staff will still be calculated pro rata, based on the %FTE you work. This will be calculated by HR when the permit payment is deducted from your salary.
How much will I pay?
Below you'll find examples of how the new parking permit pricing will impact various individuals across the University. It should give you an indication of how much you can expect to pay:
Sarah, Grade 6 Finance Officer: Extra £1 per month
Sarah currently pays £19.50 per month for a Standard Rate parking permit. If she chooses to join the Workplace Parking scheme, the net deduction from salary will be £20.50 per month from 1 October. (If she chooses a gross price permit, Sarah will pay £30 per month.)
Charlotte, four day per week Unitemp worker: Extra 75p per month
Charlotte works as a temp four days per week and currently purchases a month-by-month permit at £15 per month. From 1 October, she will be entitled to apply for a Low Rate parking permit which will cost £15.75 per month. Her alternative parking option is £3 per day for pay and display or pay on foot. As she is not a salaried member of staff Charlotte is unable to join the Workplace Parking Scheme.
David, Grade 4 Customer Support Assistant: Extra 75p per month
David currently pays £15 per month for a Discounted Rate parking permit. He is eligible for a Discounted Rate permit and to join the Workplace Parking scheme. If he chooses to join the Workplace Parking scheme, the net monthly deductions from salary will be £15.75 per month from 1 October, an increase of 75p per month. (If he chooses a gross price permit, it will cost David £23.10 per month.)
Jill, Grade 9 Head of Department: Extra £1 per month
Jill currently pays £19.50 per month for a Standard Rate parking permit. From 1 October, Jill will be eligible for a High Rate parking permit, but if she chooses to join the Workplace Parking scheme the net monthly deduction from salary will be £20.50 per month, an increase of £1 per month. (If she chooses a gross price permit, it will cost Jill £35.30 per month.)
Andrew, Postgraduate Researcher: Extra 75p per month
Andrew currently pays £15 per month for a Discounted Rate parking permit. As a Postgraduate Researcher, Andrew will be eligible for a new Low Rate permit, which will cost him £15.75 per month. He will not be eligible to join the Workplace Parking Scheme.
Keith, Part-time Teacher on VAM payroll: Uses Pay and Display
Keith parks on campus for under 4 hours on Tuesdays and all day on Thursdays. He uses pay and display car parks, (£1.50 and £3.00). As a VAM worker, Keith is not eligible for the Workplace Parking scheme. Alternatively, he can purchase a gross price Standard Rate permit at £30 per month from 1 October 2014, on a month-by-month or annual basis, providing him with access to all permit car parks.
Raisa, student with arthritis: Eligible for a student car parking certificate
Raisa has provided evidence of suffering from chronic arthritis and has qualified for a Student Car Parking Certificate. As a student, Raisa will not join the Workplace Parking scheme, but her Student Car Parking Certificate will be charged at the Low Rate of £15.75 per month.
Joel, an external contract worker: Eligible for a new High Rate permit
Joel currently purchases a month-by-month Standard Rate permit at £19.50 per month. From 1 October, he will be eligible to apply for a High Rate parking permit which will cost £35.30 per month. As he is not a salaried member of staff Joel is unable to join the Workplace Parking Scheme. His alternative parking option is £3 per day for pay and display or pay on foot.