The DVLA’s money spinning exercise with the parking companies
*note: most private car parks ask the DVLA for your address, so they can send a ‘fine’ in the post. Ticketing officers are not common anymore.
So what’s the answer? Is the DVLA making a profit or is it using public money to help out the parking firms? The answer is not clear but either answer is unacceptable, and it’s definitely one of the two. What is clear is that the DVLA has not kept to a consistent story in its public statements, and the figures they have given to explain the £2.84 cost per address are not satisfactory. It is likely they are making a juicy profit to subsidise their other activities / pay themselves bonuses.