Swindon AdvertiserPickles hits out at councils for fining drive-renting homeowners (From Swindon Advertiser)

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Pickles hits out at councils for fining drive-renting homeowners

Swindon Advertiser: Eric Pickles Eric Pickles

SECRETARY of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has spoken out against councils fining homeowners for renting out their drives.

In Swindon residents using the Parkatmy House website to rent out their unused driveways charge an average of £6.86 a day, earning a supplementary income to their wages.

But last year some councils around the country threatened homeowners with fines of up to £20,000 for renting out their driveways.

Mr Pickles said: “Renting out your driveway through sites like Parkatmy House.com is a great example of grassroots entrepreneurship.

“Town halls shouldn’t be stopping hard-working people from making a bit of extra cash from their homes.”

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5:27pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Amberflame says...

Who the hell do these councils think they are? And more importantly, what is Mr Pickles going to do about it?? Talk is cheap!
Who the hell do these councils think they are? And more importantly, what is Mr Pickles going to do about it?? Talk is cheap! Amberflame
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5:31pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Amberflame says...

It would be nice if the Adver would do a better job reporting. Nowhere in this article does it state that Ed Pickles did in fact intervene and stop councils fining homeowners.
It would be nice if the Adver would do a better job reporting. Nowhere in this article does it state that Ed Pickles did in fact intervene and stop councils fining homeowners. Amberflame
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