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Motorists 'fined £30m' monthly

Councils are raking in £30 million in revenue from parking charges, new data has revealed. A freedom of information (FOI) request launched by car insurer LV= found councils were issuing 890,000 every month, bringing in at least £30 million.

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Number of parking tickets increases from last year

According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request launched by car insurer LV=, local councils are issuing more parking tickets on average than they were in 2012:

  • Council across the UK now dole out on average, 162 parking tickets per day compared with 154 last year.
  • City of Westminster hands out the most parking tickets of any local council. They have issued on average 1,269 tickets daily.
  • Birmingham City Council issued the most fixed penalties for parking outside of London, issuing 339 every day.
  • Bristol City Council gave out 271 every day.
  • More than 284,000 tickets were issued by parking wardens on Sundays between January and May this year - up 13% on the same period last year.

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