Councils lose over £40m in parking superb revenues throughout lockdown
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 (%)|
|Brighton and Hove||£1,044,644.06||70.9 p.c|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||£488,882.45||77.6 p.c|
|Milton Keynes||£182,108.59||79.2 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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