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AUTO NEWS – Councils lose over £40m in parking superb revenues throughout lockdown

Councils lose over £40m in parking superb revenues throughout lockdown


Metropolis councils within the UK misplaced greater than £40 million in income from parking fines throughout lockdown, new figures reveal.

Between April and June 2020, 19 of the biggest UK cities – together with London – made £16.6 million from parking fines, in contrast with £55.7 million in the identical interval final yr. This represents a drop of 70.8 p.c – simply over £40 million.

Outdoors London, 18 cities introduced in £10.1 million from parking penalty cost notices (PCNs) between April and June 2019. In the identical interval in 2020, this fell by 80.9 p.c to £1.7 million.

Between April and June 2019, the 23 London Boroughs generated £46.6 million from parking PCNs – this fell 68.1 p.c (£31.8 million) to £14.8 million in 2020, in accordance with the info, which got here from a collection of Freedom of Info requests issued by automobile leasing service LeaseFetcher.

Metropolis

Misplaced PCN revenue (£) Misplaced PCN revenue (%)
Glasgow £1,209,791.71 88.9 p.c
Brighton and Hove £1,044,644.06 70.9 p.c
Leeds £937,964.27 95.1 p.c
Birmingham £889,516.81 68.1 p.c
Bristol £703,163.63 82.8 p.c
Leicester £553,890.00 99.2 p.c
Cardiff £512,738.00 98.6 p.c
Newcastle upon Tyne £488,882.45 77.6 p.c
Sheffield £423,519.87 93 p.c
Bradford £349,394.77 79 p.c
Coventry £306,277.36 94.3 p.c
Plymouth £287,120.64 76.8 p.c
Milton Keynes £182,108.59 79.2 p.c
Wakefield £144,576.44 85.7 p.c
Walsall £105,765.66 70 p.c
Dudley £94,752.62 88.1 p.c
Doncaster £83,289.61 87.9 p.c
Rotherham £65,151.00 78.4 p.c

Will Craig, founding father of LeaseFetcher, commented: “No person likes a parking ticket, and if something good has come of lockdown, it’s that motorists have saved a staggering amount of money on PCNs.

“It’s not so good for the councils, however they’re already beginning to claw their approach again as much as pre-lockdown revenue ranges now that restrictions have eased.”

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AUTO NEWS – Councils lose over £40m in parking superb revenues throughout lockdown
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