The Evening Standard reports that Kensington and Chelsea collected almost£26m last year, while Camden earned more than£21m. Westminster collected a total of£101,894,000.
Tory MP Michael Fallon, who drew out the figures from the government, said the amount of money levied went far beyond the social and practical costs of parking in the capital. 'It's a tax and they should call it a tax,' he declared. He said he feared London's example would be followed by councils throughout the country.