The DVLA has made nearly £22 million in the past four-and-a-half-years selling drivers’ private details to parking enforcement firms, it has emerged.

The income has been rising annually, with the Government agency set to make £7.3 million this year, having taken £4.3 million between April and October.

The information includes drivers’ names and address as well as vehicle details and is often used by companies to issue and collect fines.

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