Council parking profits increase as road spending falls

Jon Reay

A massive £411 million was made by councils in England last year, an increase of 14.9 per cent. Yet at the same time, the amount spent on road safety, education and safe routes to schools, fell by 18 per cent, from £127.5m to £105m.

According to figures released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), this is an increase from the £358 million made in the previous year 2010/11.