Date: 03 June 2019
1. How much money did the trust raise from car parking charges in each of the last two financial years - 2017/18 and 2018/19? Include a breakdown of staff and visitor/patient parking if possible.
2018/19 - £1,735k (£822k from staff payroll deductions)
2017/18 - £1,680k (£844k from staff payroll deductions)
The numbers above exclude receipts from car parking for visitor car parking at Queen’s Hospital, which is a PFI hospital. The car parking receipts are taken by the PFI operator as part of the overall PFI arrangement at that particular site. The Trust does not have access to information regarding the sums of money received by the PFI operator.
Note, the question asks for the amounts of money raised. This is after deduction of VAT. At 20% VAT, the Trust is required to pay one sixth of the above sums to HMRC. VAT applies to all car parking receipts including from staff.
2. How much money was raised from parking fines in each of the last two financial years - 2017/18 and 2018/19? Include a breakdown of staff and visitor/patient fines if possible.
The Trust does not issue parking fines. It works with a parking enforcement company to help ensure parking regulations are adhered to. The Trust is paid a percentage of the parking charge notices paid to the company.
Although the Trust does not ordinarily record this information, an extract from the General Ledger gives indicative receipts from the parking enforcement company of;
£25k in 2018/19
£26k In 2017/18
Note, the question asks for the amounts of money raised. This is after deduction of VAT. At 20% VAT, the Trust is required to pay one sixth of the above sums to HMRC. VAT applies to all car parking receipts.
3. Have you increased the cost of parking in your car parks during the last financial year - between 2017/18 and 2018/19? Please give a breakdown of how much parking has increased by.
There has been no change to the existing tariff during the last financial year (between 2017/18 and 2018/19)
4. Do you charge for disabled parking?
Disabled bays not within the pay on exit barrier controls are not charged for. Disabled parking within the access controlled car parks (barrier entry/exit) are chargeable, unless the individual is entitled to concessionary parking in which case no payment is levied.
5. Is your car park managed by a private firm? If so, what proportion of revenue created by a) parking income and b) parking fines does the firm take?
The PFI firm manages the car park at Queen’s Hospital. Unfortunately the Trust does not keep records to answer the above question.