A list highlighting the profits councils across the country make from parking charges has revealed that Brighton & Hove City Council is the highest earner outside of London. The council's profits for 2011/ 2012 were up 18.9% to £13.7 million compared to the previous year.
Buckinghamshire's profits were up 9.3% to £6.5 million. The figures come from a survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
£3.50 an hr: Fears parking charges drive tourists away
It's feared a hike in car park prices at one of the South's busiest seaside resorts has resulted in a drop in tourists. A report is expected to reveal the money made from pay and display machines in Brighton is down by around £700,000.
Today motorists said the charges have been putting them off visiting the city. Charlotte Wilkins reports.