Tax Payers’ Alliance statistics show there has been a 16 per cent year-on-year drop in fines
27 November 2009

Local councils received £328 million last year in parking fines, according to new Tax Payers’ Alliance statistics.

Virtually all British councils replied to the survey, which looked at how much councils received in the 2008/09 financial year in on-street and off-street parking fines.

The £328m figure equates to every person in the UK receiving £6.14 in parking fines last year. Kensington and Chelsea residents forked out the most, with an average fine of £85 per person living in the area.

The amount collected last year was 16 per cent lower than in 2007/08, which the Tax Payers’ Alliance believes is down to motorists parking more cautiously due to the risk of being fined in the recession.

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27 November 2009

[quote Autocar]The amount collected last year was 16 per cent lower than in 2007/08[/quote]

- in line with drop in income tax and corporation tax revenues to central govt.

does this mean we'll see the firing of some of the thousands of local govt. pen pushers earning more than £100k/pa? or more likely the axing of £15k/pa dustbin men, lollipop ladies, school cleaners and the likes.

27 November 2009

Have had two parking tickets in Manchester, both when they changed the small prinnt, once on the loading (the sign was not visible from the car) and the second when they extended the hours on the meters, sly bastards, it works though, I drive into Manchester alot less, and drive somewhere else instead.

27 November 2009

And how much of this will be used to improve our roads?

Oh, silly me.

Sorry, moment of lunacy...

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