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Islington Council made £19million from parking charges last year – up £3.5m from 2015/16

PUBLISHED: 10:57 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 28 November 2017

A car parked on double yellow lines in Islington. The council made £19million from parking fines and fees in 2016/17. Picture: Yui Mok/PA

A car parked on double yellow lines in Islington. The council made £19million from parking fines and fees in 2016/17. Picture: Yui Mok/PA

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Islington Council made £19million from vehicle parking in the last financial year.

Research from the RAC, released yesterday, found Islington was the seventh highest council in the country for parking income.

The money comprised general parking charges – such as fees and permits – and penalty notices.

The figure has risen £3.5m from 2015/16, when the town hall made £15.5m from parking.

Responding to the figures, Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington’s transport boss, said: “Islington’s parking policy is designed to make the best use of Islington’s very limited parking spaces for those who need them, and to help tackle air quality by encouraging the use of less-polluting vehicles.

“All funds raised through parking charges go into a ring-fenced account to be used for transport and parking-related activities.”

Westminster Council made the most from parking in 2016/17: £73m.

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