Wednesday, 16 March 2011

March of the cash cow traffic wardens

Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council has pulled in more than £4 million in parking fines from its 32 parking wardens in just 12 months.

The council's Civil Enforcement Officers issued a whopping 126,171 penalty charge notices between January and December 2010, securing the local authority £4,256,599 in revenue. As a result, on average, each one made an impressive £133,019 for the council.

My comment: Why don't they call it what it is, a tax on motorist in order to reduce general taxation! Same goes for bin fines taxes and many other so called 'fines' that councils appear keen to invent and impose. 

Read the full story from the source Daily Mail

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