BIRA has made the announcement following news that private parking is set to become a billion-pound-a-year industry as the number of tickets issued hits an all-time high.
Data released by the DVLA suggest drivers are set to receive more than 11 million penalties in private car parks this financial year.
In the first nine months of the 2022-23 year, 8.5 million vehicle keeper records have been bought by the companies from the DVLA.
BIRA ceo Andrew Goodacre, said: “This figure released by the DVLA is phenomenal and just goes to show that being a private parking firm is a very lucrative business. But this greed by the many firms we now see popping up throughout the country has a counter-productive outcome as it’s driving people out of the centre and to either shop online or to out-of-town shops which more often than not are not owned and run by independent traders.
“We need our businesses to be supported and nurtured if the high street is to survive, not have another barrier to them being able to thrive in such a difficult economy.”