Councils rake in parking profits

Local authorities have generated millions in income from charging motorists for parking. The figures are revealed just days after a judge declared one London council acted illegally in using parking charges to raise revenue.

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Westminster tops council parking profits list

The councils in England with the largest surpluses - before costs - in 2011/12 were:

  • Westminster - £41.6 million
  • Kensington and Chelsea - £28.1 million
  • Camden (north London) - £25 million
  • Hammersmith and Fulham (west London) - £19.5 million
  • Wandsworth (south west London) - £16.1 million
  • Brighton and Hove - £14.4 million
  • Islington (north London) - £10.9 million
  • Cornwall - £7.9 million
  • Newham (east London) - £7.3 million
  • Hounslow (west London) - £7.3 million

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