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Government announces ban on wheel clamping – Home Office

“Wheel clamping on private land will be banned in England and Wales, the Government announced today.”

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Home Office, 17th August 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Wheel clampers to be banned on private land – The Guardian

“Cowboy wheel clampers are to be banned from operating on private land in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Victims of rogue car clampers to get compensation – Daily Telegraph

“Motorists who fall victim to rogue clampers will be entitled to claim compensation, under new powers brought in by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

High wheelclamping charges illegal, says RAC – The Independent

“Wheelclampers are acting illegally by imposing exorbitant charges for the release of cars parked on private land, the RAC said today. The concept of one citizen ‘punishing’ another is alien in English law, according to barrister and engineer Dr Chris Elliott, whose review of private-property parking regulations was published today by the RAC.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Licences plan for clamping firms – BBC News

“Wheel clamping companies will have to conform to tough new licensing regulations in order to operate, under new Home Office proposals.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New government rules to crack down on rogue clampers – The Times

“Parking companies will be subject to strict new limits on the penalties and fees they can charge, under government plans to drive rogue operators out of business.”

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The Times, 20th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Clampers add £100 ‘swearing’ fine – The Independent

“A clamping company has been accused of ‘fleecing the public’ after charging victims £100 for venting their fury at attendants.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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