Comment from Kate McFarlane, spokesperson for Last Cawthra Feather Online, regarding the recent report from the TaxPayers Alliance (TPA) and the Drivers Alliance which explores the income generated from parking fines:
Although, the report reveals a 16 per cent reduction on last years 379million, it still has some interesting figures which highlight the amount of additional revenue local authorities make from this area of law. Nationally, 6.14 is the average amount recouped in parking fine enforcement per daytime resident, with Leeds average not far behind at, 6.03. However, in other areas in the region, the figures are considerably lower with York daytime resident paying 3.68 and Bradford, 0.79.
So either local authorities are easing up in issuing tickets and fines, or people are not taking as many risks as previously the case. However, for thousands of local motorists, the question of how to appeal against parking fines remains.
At Last Cawthra Feather we take calls everyday from clients wanting to know what they can do to challenge their fine. The actual procedure is very simple but the prospect of incurring solicitor costs on top of the fine usually means they pay up with a sigh of resignation.
However, at LCF Online, our self service online facility, consumers can find the means to challenge a parking fine themselves for as little as 2.00, without having to speak to a lawyer. Making appealing against the enforcement far easier and significantly more cost effective.
For more information visit www.lcfonline.co.uk
Figures obtained from a combined report issued today by the TaxPayers Alliance (TPA) and the Drivers Alliance, who campaign for lower taxes, showed the total income generated by parking fines enforcement between 2008 and 2009 was 328million.