Councils make '£594m in profit' from parking charges

Councils are taking home record profits from parking charges, according to the RAC Foundation. Quoting government data, the motoring charity found a combined surplus of £594 million across England for on and off-street parking during 2012/13.

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Top 10 councils making the most from parking charges

According to the RAC, the 10 councils making the most profit from parking charges are:

  • 1. Westminster, £39.70 million
  • 2. Kensington & Chelsea, west London, £30.44 million
  • 3. Camden, north London, £23.,53 million
  • 4. Hammersmith & Fulham, west London, £19,39 million
  • 5. Brighton & Hove, £16.25 million
  • 6, Wandsworth, south London, £15.89 million
  • 7. Lambeth, south London, £12.00 million
  • 8, Nottingham City, £11,79 million
  • 9. Manchester, £8,78 million
  • 10. Islington, north London, £8.21 million

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