Councils make £756m profit in parking fees in just a year: 'Eye-watering' figure has gone up by more than a third in five years - Daily Mail

John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, added: ‘Councils are raking it in from parking costs and motorists have every right to feel like they are being used as cash cows.

‘Funding our road system is important but there are already sky-high taxes on fuel and car ownership, so councils must be careful that they don’t heap even more pressure on to hard-pressed taxpayers. What’s also important is that local authorities do not see these charges as a way of plugging gaps in their finances, instead of taking important decisions on spending.’

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Councils make £756m profit in parking fees in just a year: 'Eye-watering' figure has gone up by more than a third in five years - Daily Mail
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