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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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Parking services income 'to rise £635m' in 2013/14

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.

The projections include parking charges and fines. Credit: Press Association

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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