Council parking revenue in Wales 2012/13 17 Apr 2014

Welsh councils generate £8.7 million parking ‘profit’

Between them the 22 parking authorities in Wales made a surplus (‘profit’) of £8.7 million in 2012/13.

Cardiff had the biggest surplus at £2.6 million.

This was followed by Swansea (£1.3 million) and Gwynedd (£800,000).

Of the 22 councils, only five – Torfaen, Flintshire, Newport, Vale of Glamorgan and Blaenau Gwent – recorded a deficit (‘loss’) on their parking activities.

The overall profit is 7% below that seen in the previous year (£9.3 million).

The numbers are revealed in analysis by transport consultant David Leibling of the official accounts councils must legally make each year to the Welsh Government.

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