councils

English councils make £819 million on parking charges 0

Councils in England generated £819 million from parking charges and fines over the 2016-2017 period, a 10% increase on the previous year, a new study has revealed. The amount comprises the income raised from parking charges and penalty notices after deducted running costs. The study was conducted by the RAC Foundation who said motorists should(…)

Councils press for legislation banning lorries from using car sat-navs 0

Council chiefs are pressing for a ban on lorries using sat-navs specifically designed for cars. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants new rules introduced to ensure lorry drivers in England and Wales use a GPS system tailored for HGVs. It wants councils to be able to make off limits to lorries, routes where they exceed(…)