Friday, 19 August 2011

Councils are rewarding staff with free parking - while hiking charges for everyone else

Nearly 80,000 public sector workers benefit from the perk - worth £112MILLION a year.

Meanwhile fat cat councils rake in £1.2BILLION a year from soaring charges for parking meters, penalty tickets and resident permits.

And if councils charged their staff for the parking spaces, it would help to ease crippling budget cuts.

Campaigners were furious at figures obtained by The Sun under freedom of information requests to 353 local authorities in England.

Surrey County Council topped the list with 1,496 spaces - worth £4.6million a year. 

My comment: I wonder if HMRC is aware of these perks? 

Read the full story from the source The Sun

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