The National Archives (TNA) of the UK has decided to continue to provide free parking at Kew, London for the next year.
On 17 February 2011, TNA said: “In 2009, we announced our intention to charge for our visitors’ car park as part of a wider savings exercise. However, we delayed the implementation date as we were dissatisfied with the technical solution offered to manage our car park bookings, as it did not meet our rigorous customer service standards.
“The technical problems have now been resolved but the intervening 18-month period since the original announcement has provided an opportunity to reassess our financial position, and we have therefore decided to extend the free parking period.
“We will keep the situation under review. However, assuming there are no new external pressures, we anticipate the free parking period will continue for 12 months.”