Some park for free while others pay more than £200 a year, Freedom of Information requests find.

The price of parking your car near your home ranges from nothing at all to hundreds of pounds per year, depending on where you live – and even residents of the same city often find themselves paying wildly different amounts.

These are the findings of a series of Freedom of Information requests made to councils around the country on behalf of Trusted Dealers, which revealed that some motorists are paying upwards of £200 a year in residential parking permits, generating an average of £291,000 for local authorities.

Reported by Trusted Dealers. You can read the full story here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.