Re: Paid parkng Tesco....
Don't pay the parking scammers, especially those who believe compliance with the Equality Act is providing some blue badge bays.
There is probably a reason why cameras and signs disappeared abruptly in the article - no planning permission.
Several greedy parking companies have altered the "free stay" limit only for it to be discovered that free parking was a condition of planning department.
pepipoo is great, also MoneySavingExpert forum and several Facebook groups (but beware the ones that provide poor advice).
In short, if you get a private parking charge:
Complain to landowner. Escalate to CEO if needed
Ignore the "discount".
Appeal as Keeper/Hirer of the vehicle
Do not reveal who the driver was.
Expect any appeal to be rejected by the parking company
Use POPLA secondary appeal service if offered, but don't just repeat the original appeal.
Do not use the "IAS" appeal service, it finds against the motorist about 85% of the time
Ignore debt collectors - they are unregulated and cannot buy up the "debt" because it's not really a debt.
Respond to Letter Before Claim if received, demanding all information including authority to issue charges and pursue them through the courts
Defend court claim if issued.
Wait for parking company to discontinue or have your day in court where there is usually a good chance of winning.
Parking companies rely on people not knowing the law to extract payment. Sadly it works.