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Hampshire councils £10m profit from parking fees
6:11am Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
HAMPSHIRE councils raked in nearly £10m in parking charges in just a year, the Daily Echo can reveal today.
Town hall bosses are making huge profits from hard-pressed motorists at a time when they are cutting services and with petrol prices sky high.
Southampton City Council turned a £2.5m loss in 2010/11 into a £1.3m profit the following year.
Campaigners have accused local authorities of using car owners as a “cash cow”.