Rightmove lands £25,000 government parking deal


Property portal Rightmove has landed a deal with the Department for Transport (DfT) that allows the government to access its data on off-street parking around the UK.

The initial one-year deal provides the DfT with a 12-month ‘Rightmove Data License’ for just £25,000 and pundits say it illustrates how embedded the firm’s data has become in everyday life.


Rightmove has previously won deals to provide data on property market trends to the then Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government – now the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – and its executive agency Homes England. Its engagement with the DfT is its first deal related to parking data.

The contract, which came into effect on September 28, relates to data collated by Rightmove regarding the availability of off-street parking spaces. This information will be used by the DfT’s Roads, Places, Environment and Future Mobility team.


Last year, the DfT and Manchester City Council began work on a pilot project to create a national parking platform, an online tool that people can use to pay for parking. It will record and distribute this data to local authorities nationwide.

Data on used-car prices from Auto Trader is already used by the Office for National Statistics to help calculate the U.K.’s official inflation rate.

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