Welsh councils generate £8.7m profit from car parks

Wales's 22 local authorities made more than £8million profit from their car parks in 2012/13. Cardiff had the highest surplus with £2.6million, with Swansea's car parks bringing in £1.3million and Gwynedd's £800,000.

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£8.7m profit for Welsh councils from car parks

Wales's car parks generated £8.7million for councils in the financial year 2012/13 Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Welsh local authorities made more than £8million in profit from their car parks in 2012/13, according to the RAC Foundation.

The organisation has published figures that show Cardiff Council had the biggest surplus at £2.6million.

Swansea Council's car parks raised £1.3million in profit and Gwynedd's made £800,000.

The numbers came from the official accounts that councils are legally obliged to provide to the Welsh Government each year.

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