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I am appealing as registered keeper on the following grounds.

1) The amount being claimed is not a genuine pre-estimate of loss to your company or the landowner
2) Your signage does not comply with the BPA Code of Practice and does not form a contract between motorist and yourself
3) You are not the landowner and do not have the authority to offer contracts to park
4) You are using ANPR data for a purpose not registered with the ICO

The charge is not a genuine pre-estimate of loss. ParkingEye made over 600,000 keeper requests to the DVLA in their 2011/12 financial year and their accounts show the total cost of running the entire business to be £9.4 million. This limits the average cost per ticket to a maximum of £9.4m/600,000, or approximately £16. The figures for 2012/13 are over 700,000 keeper requests (720,090) and running costs of £12.6 million, giving a maximum cost per ticket of approximately £18. As not every cost of running the business is attributable to processing tickets, the average cost must be even less. ParkingEye's claim that the average cost per ticket is £53 is therefore provably false.

These points and others will be raised with POPLA should you not accept this appeal, and you will be expected to provide a full breakdown of your alleged loss, and your full unredacted contract with the landowner.

If you do reject the challenge and insist on taking the matter further I must inform you that I may claim my expenses from you. The expenses I may claim are not exhaustive but may include the cost of stamps, envelopes, travel expenses, legal fees, etc. By continuing to pursue me you agree to pay these costs when I prevail.

Any communication that does not either confirm cancellation or include a POPLA verification code shall be reported to the BPA as a breach of their Code of Practice - the BPA recently issued guidance to all members to remind them of this fact. Such communication may also be deemed harassment and pursued accordingly. 

Take formal note: 
(a) any obfuscation on your part, such as pretending I have to name the driver, alleging I am too late to appeal as keeper or requiring more evidence when clearly the above represents my full challenge, will be reported to the DVLA and to the BPA, as a sanctionable breach of your Code of Practice. 

(b) If you do reject the challenge and insist upon taking the matter further I must inform you that I may claim my costs from you and my time at the court rate of £18 per hour. The expenses I may claim are not exhaustive but may include the cost of stamps, envelopes, travel expenses, legal fees, etc. By continuing to pursue me you hereby agree to pay these costs as liquidated damages when I prevail.

Add exhibits ex034 and ex035 from my exhibits page 

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Currently I specialise in helping with ParkingEye tickets issued in England or Wales. ParkingEye issue tickets for breach of contract, so to get a parking ticket cancelled, first appeal to ParkingEye on the grounds that the charge is not a genuine pre-estimate of loss. When they reject your appeal, appeal to POPLA using the same grounds. It is an accounting impossibility to run a business this way; POPLA realise this and always cancel ParkingEye tickets. If this sounds too easy...it really is this simple.