Friday, 4 January 2013

Parking charges top £1bn as council plug budgets

Motorists are paying more than £1 billion a year for parking as councils search for new ways to earn money in the wake of government cuts, it emerged today.

Researchers found that Conservative-run councils rake in far more from parking charges than town halls under Labour.
According to research published by the opposition, households in London are spending more than £600 a year on residents' permits, meters and fines.
Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has vowed to expose what he calls a ''great council cash-cow cover-up'' by forcing authorities to publish parking revenue.

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