Wheel clampers are to be banned from operating on private land in England and Wales, the government has said.
The legislation, to be introduced in November, will introduce penalties for anyone clamping a vehicle or towing it away on private land.
Minister Lynne Featherstone said motorists had faced “unscrupulous tactics” by some firms for too long.
Motoring groups welcomed the news, but parking firms said regulation rather than a ban was the answer.
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