One in five motorists quizzed would pay £10 a month to park at work if the money was donated to charity according to a new survey by Motorpoint.

The web-based poll from the UK’s leading independent car retailer found 20 per cent of drivers would support the introduction of a Charity Parking Scheme whereby employees pay a monthly donation to a nominated charity in return for a reserved parking space at their place of work.

The news follows the launch by Motorpoint of its own Charity Parking Scheme that will see staff at the company’s HQ raise £5,000 per annum for one of the company’s charitable partners over the next 12 months by agreeing to pay £10 per month per person for a reserved parking space.

Mark Carpenter, CEO of Motorpoint, said: “It’s great to see motorists recognising the value of supporting Charity Parking Schemes and we would definitely encourage more drivers to work with their employers to establish such schemes in their workplace. The cost is relatively modest per month, in our case only £10, but the benefits to local good causes can be considerable and have the potential to make a difference to the less fortunate in our society.”

*A total of 650 people participated in the survey