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Parking charges at work related to earnings - is this legal

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  • Parking charges at work related to earnings - is this legal

    Hi,
    My employer charges for parking at work based on earnings, i.e. the more you earn the more you pay. This isn't as a direct percentage of earnings, but in bands. The cost of parking for a year ranges from £44 to £375 in about 5 bands. This would seem to be a tax to me, and I thought only the government was allowed to collect taxes. So my question is whether this is legal? I would be grateful if anybody knows and if it is illegal which part of the law makes it illegal.
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    I know of employers that charge for parking, particularly in some cities where councils have introduced workplace levy scheme. So long as any deduction from salary is agreed with the employee either via a clause in the contract of employment or a separate agreement signed by the employee then that is legal.
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