In inner London, the figures rise to 27% for both central and inner London, while 32% of outer London firms would pass on charges to staff. More than half (53%) would pay the charge for them. The figures are based on a charge of £1,000 a space in central London, £750 in inner London and £500 in outer London.
The National Grid has already objected to Coventry Borough Council's plan to introduce workplace parking charges. Group transport manager, David Morse, said: 'We don't think this will happen because companies will object and councils will decide not to implement it.' Norman Donkin, director general of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, labelled the workplace parking charges as 'a direct tax on employers', saying: 'People will continue to drive their own car to work because for the majority that is the only means they have.'