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Landmark parking case won

Parking campaigners today won a landmark High Court victory against increased charges which has implications for the rest of the country.

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RAC questions why Barnet raised parking charges

Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, has said today's ruling quashing parking charge increases in Barnet was "fantastic news for drivers".

Mr Glaister said:

The law is explicit - parking charges are about managing congestion, not raising revenue. If there is a surplus collected, then there are strict rules on what it can be used for.

The question is: why did Barnet ever think it had an arguable case to pick on one group of residents to shoulder an additional tax?

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