English councils expect net income on parking services to increase from £601m in 2012/13 to £635m in 2013/14, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government.
These figures were published on Wednesday ahead of RAC figures that reveal councils across England generated a surplus of £565m from parking charges (off-street and on-street parking) in 2011-12.
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