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2018-03-06 12:46

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England - Workers are being forced to give up jobs because they cannot find anywhere to park, reveals on-line parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk.

The site says that workers are in turmoil due to a lack of parking, with some also being forced to walk up to a kilometre as they struggle to locate a parking spot close to their workplace.

YourParkingSpace said: "There is case-after-case of inadequate parking ranging from an office with about 1200 employees but parking for only 300, all the way down to an office with 18 staff but just half that many parking spaces."

For instance, one stressed employee posted on Mumsnet: "I can't believe I am going to have to leave my job over parking but I can't see any other way’"

While another on AskAManager said: "A parking shortage at my job is forcing me to park a mile away."

Meanwhile, another worried worker wrote on a UK business forum: "I work in a business park, in a building that our employer is cramming as many people as possible into, and where there are nowhere near enough parking spaces."


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Indeed, out-of-town new developments appear to be particularly bad, whether it is due to planning restrictions or simply a lack of forward planning.

Inadequate parking 

Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said: "If the actual working day wasn’t stressful enough then it would appear that parking problems are driving many workers to breaking point.

"While car-sharing, public transport and flexible working hours can help some, it’s not the answer for everyone, leaving many workers with no option than to turn up early for work to find a parking space, or even consider changing jobs.

"There’s also the fear that if you go out in your car on your lunch break, then your space will have been nabbed by an equally desperate co-worker. This means that innovative solutions, like parking on a rented nearby driveway, could be the answer for some workers."

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