Professor Stephen Glaister, RAC Foundation
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RAC Foundation urges parking fees 'transparency'

Parking charges are providing huge cash surpluses for some English councils, according to the RAC Foundation.

The 359 councils across England had a total current account surplus of £565m from on and off-street parking schemes in 2011-12, according to figures.

Speaking to the BBC, Professor Stephen Glaister from the RAC Foundation said it was unclear if local councils were increasing charges in order to plug holes in their budgets - which is illegal.

  • 01 Aug 2013
  • From the section UK
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