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|Year to March 13||165,569||4,283,964||4|
That makes 518 in the last 5 weeks (the trend was downwards but this week is likely to see an increase and next week probably will as Mr Mustard already has 4 Barnet ones to file). If we take 2 weeks out for Xmas and Easter when people, on the whole, tend not to do their paperwork (although hundreds of people did file their tax return on Xmas Day) we have 50 weeks in the year and that would give us something like 5,200 Appeals in a year out of 165,000 PCN issued in Barnet which is 3.1%. The figure often quoted for Appeals is that only 1% are appealed but Mr Mustard makes it 1.4% for London last year.
What we can see from the number of Appeals is that the motorists of Barnet have had enough. They have had enough of dodgy parking tickets and are fighting back using the system which exists for that purpose.
So we are up to 5,200 Appeals to PATAS a year which means that the council have to contribute £200,000 to the budget of PATAS. Can you make it 8,000 a year by this time next year? That would be a 5% Appeal rate and somewhat exceptional in London.