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Yes there is if the land belongs to the hospital/trust and they have made the decision not to sell/lease the land to a privately owned parking company because they consider that looking after the staff/patients by providing free parking is more important than milking their assets/staff/patients for every last drop.

I imagine in most cases the land ownership, PFIs, contracts etc.. are far from that simple. But not impossible if there was public and political pressure.

I could be happy with the argument that it’s ok to do this if the income is going directly to the NHS,

It would be some what more efficient just to do it through taxation. But yes, private companies are probably doing very well out of it.

I don’t foresee any change in car parking, it’s a business. Until car ownership declines and more people walk, cycle, bus etc.. then prices are only going in one direction.