A Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) is a charge on employers and education organisations for the number of parking places they provide that are regularly used by employees, students or others.

WPLs are used to encourage commuters to switch away from using private vehicles to get to work or school - this will help us meet the Mayor's aim that 80% of trips in London be made by walking, cycling or by public transport by 2041. The revenue raised will be spent on improving local transport.

The Mayor of London's wish to help boroughs introduce WPLs as part of their traffic reduction strategies is set out in Proposal 23 of the Mayor's Transport Strategy.

By mid-August 2019 materials on this page will offer:

  • London-wide modelling of the impact on demand of a WPL
  • Answers to frequently asked questions - we'll also be on hand to help with any other queries
  • Guidance on the correct process to follow and a step-by-step guide to setting up a scheme
  • Help to build the evidence base for a new scheme and to ensure it meets the requirements of the Mayor's Transport Strategy

We have also prepared model legal documents for boroughs to use if they want to consult on a potential scheme.

Contact us

We can help you plan the WPLs in your borough.

Email: wpl@tfl.gov.uk