The workplace parking levy is “not a tax on workers per se”, according to Scotland’s new transport minister.
Jenny Gilruth was asked about the scheme, due to be introduced next month, at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.
Speaking virtually at Holyrood’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee, explained that liability for the scheme will sit with employers, not employees.
Under the levy, which will be implemented on March 4, local authorities in Scotland will be able to decide on whether to impose an annual tax on car parking spaces that are provided by employers.
Businesses will then either have to pay the bill themselves, or they can opt to pass the cost onto workers.