David Behrens: The cars, the councils and a very clear case of highway robbery over parking charges

IT’S no secret that after years of funding cuts that have eaten away at essential services, councils are short of money.
Yet there remains a disparity in the way our local authorities generate and spend their cash – or rather, ours. This was laid bare this week by the revelation that the surplus from all the parking operations they run has risen by £165m in the last five years. A total not far short of £1bn is now flowing into the coffers of our Town Halls every year.
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12 January 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 51
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