Reply To: Self Employed expense – parking fine

John Boxall


You are right. Basically on private land it is a contractual issue and they issue a Parking Charge Notice under the terms of the contract whereas Statutory Bodies mainly Local Authorities have the power to issue a ‘fine’ ie a monetary penalty.

Thinking about it that way its arguable that a ‘Parking Charge Notice’ could be a cost of doing business

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