Local authorities in Cumbria made more than £4 million from parking charges last year.
Figures from the RAC Foundation found South Lakeland made the biggest surplus in the county.
But Cumbria County Council was one of the few authorities in the country that didn't make a profit.
The figures were calculated by adding up income from parking charges and penalty notices, and then deducting the running costs.
- South Lakeland - £2,363,000
- Allerdale - £1,206,000
- Carlisle - £510,000
- Copeland - £188,000
- Eden - £89,000
- Cumbria County Council - lost £338,000
Charges for on-street parking and residents’ parking permits will not be introduced across Cumbria.
During the consultation process concerns were raised about the current enforcement process. It was felt that Cumbria County Council could have left itself open to legal challenges.
The city council will not charge for parking in the 11 car parks that it manages all day on December 7, 14 and 21.
The move, announced today, is on top of the so-called free after three initiative that will operate on Thursdays between November 13 and December 18.
Council deputy leader Elsie Martlew, who holds the authority’s brief for the environment, has brought the scheme into play, which will cost less than £35,000, under powers she holds.
A consultation on the introduction of on-street parking charges in parts of Cumbria comes to and end today.
The controversial move is expected be introduced in several town across the county.
Cumbria County Council says the consultation was not to ask what people think of the move, but to find out where the new parking metres should be located and how much will be charged.
Around 45 traders and supporters made their feelings known about plans to introduce on-street parking charges around their businesses on Corporation Road in the city centre
Cumbria County Council is set to introduce charges in town centres across the county. It says it needs to, after being forced to save millions of pounds due to cuts from central Government.
Hannah McNulty spoke to Councillor Keith Little earlier about the traders protesting.
A protest over proposed parking charges in Carlisle city centre is due to take place later this morning.
Businesses on Corporation Road in the city have organised the demonstration saying that such a move would put their jobs in jeopardy.
Campaigners fighting plans for on-street parking are arranging a giant picnic in Windermere. The event called "The Jolly Brolly Picnic" will take place on the Glebe in Bowness on Windermere between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday.
Residents in Cockermouth have handed in a petition against County Council plans to bring on street parking charges into Cumbria.
The Chamber of Trade says that the move would damage businesses and drive shoppers to out of town retail parks and away from the high streets.