William Eichler 10 May 2019

Councils raise £242m from parking permit applications

Councils raise £242m from parking permit applications image

Local authorities have raised hundreds of millions of pounds over the last three years thanks to applications for parking permits, according to a new study.

The research, published by Churchill Car Insurance, also revealed that in 2017, roads with permits generated £87.6m in revenue – a 13% increase on the previous year.

However, this figure dropped last year to £77.2m.

According to the insurance company’s study, UK councils generated an estimated £200,000 in revenue from parking permits every day in 2018.

The study has also found that the number of roads across the UK requiring parking permits increased by 6% between 2016 and 2018 to 2,500.

Despite the increase in the number of permitted roads, parking permit applications have seen a what Churchill Car Insurance describes as a ‘significant fall’.

Over two million applications were made to local councils in 2016. However, this figure fell to 1.6 million in 2017 and 1.4 million last year.

Only 13% of the population are supportive of parking permits in their area, according to the findings.

Leaving nothing to chance image

Leaving nothing to chance

The ‘levelling-up’ Budget is era-defining and ambitious in scope – but we will have to wait until the summer Spending Review to understand the blueprint, says Localis’s Jonathan Werran.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Senior Social Worker - Child At Risk Through Exploitation Team (CATE)

Telford & Wrekin Council
£37,849 to £40,782
If you have excellent engagement, communication and assessment skills and a commitment to tackling child exploitation this maybe the role for you. Telford, Shropshire
Recuriter: Telford & Wrekin Council

CATE Practitioner

Telford & Wrekin Council
£26,999 - £28,785 pro rata
If you have excellent engagement, communication and assessment skills and a commitment to tackling child exploitation this maybe the role for you.  Telford, Shropshire
Recuriter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Student Placement - Planning Assistant

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£19,554 - £21,166
If you would like more information on this placement please contact one of the following officers... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Senior Legal Officer - Safeguarding Children and Adults

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£33,799 to £41,67
You will also be expected to provide advice and representation in relation to safeguarding adults and be prepared to develop your skills in this area. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Premises Manager

London Borough of Bexley
£28,215 - £30,711
Looking for a hardworking, reliable individual who is committed to the success of the school in providing a safe, secure and... Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue