DVLA should up it's charges & hand half back
You know, I have a great idea. As long as the DVLA is going to make money from selling data, they could do a google and hand some of it back to the person whom they're selling out.
They could charge, say 200 quid, hand 190 quid to the person whose data they've been so free and easy with. Then if the parking company genuinely has a claim, they'll be able to get that 200 quid back in the court, if they're just doing speculative penalties to see who they can bully into handing money over, then they're down 200 quid.
Hey, if the parking companies think they really are in the right then it's a small price to pay (temporarily) while they recover each debt.
Also, another thing, why not remove "No win no fee". It's led to a huge number of speculative lawsuits, everyone is afraid of getting sued, so health and safety is out of control, and 'don't do that in case we get sued' worries put a block on anything fun.
Yeh we know, you elected a lawyer and he made lawsuits really easy, but if someone is really p*ssed over something, they could at least spend some money to make their point! They're so upset over X that they wouldn't spend any money to fix it? I don't think so! Also if accident claims companies have to advertise to coax people to make a claim, then they're not even upset by it, they had to be coaxed!