THE Government are blowing almost £1million a year of taxpayers’ money handing over drivers’ personal data to controversial private parking firms.

The DVLA last year processed about 2.6million requests from the firms – generating income of £6.7million.

But we can reveal it cost the agency £7.6million to provide the information… and the taxpayer footed the £900,000 shortfall.

Reported by the Daily Record. You can read the full story here. 

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