A staggering £22 million has been raised from parking fines in Islington over the last two years – despite a decrease in the number of parking enforcement officers employed by the council.

Data obtained under a Freedom of Information request shows that from January 2013 to December 2014, 416,608 parking tickets were given out and a total of £21,924,076 was raised for the council.

Reported by Islington Now. You can read the full story here. 

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