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Scottish Conservative council leaders have criticised a proposed car park tax that could be introduced in Glasgow and Edinburgh as a ‘total disgrace’.
The local government Ombudsman has urged councils to ensure they are using the correct legislation to issue parking fines at country parks.
A county council has said it will reimburse the parking fines of drivers who were caught out by ‘confusing’ signs.
Council chiefs defend themselves after research reveals local authorities have increased their revenue from parking charges by nearly £170m in five years, while simultaneously cutting road improvements.
Councils have warned that Blue Badge theft in England has increased by 45% in the past 12 months.
The Government has thrown its weight behind a new independent appeals service for drivers wishing to challenge private parking fines.
Car parking charges have generated 32% more profit for councils in England over the last four years, new figures have revealed.
Conservatives in Wales have accused councils of imposing a 'huge tax on shoppers' after figures revealed they made more than £10m this year from parking charges and fines.
The number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued by London’s highway authorities rose by 10% during the last financial year.
London’s boroughs have made the business case for their parking management, with a report that estimates it is worth £3.58bn per year to the capital’s economy.