Sales of personalised number plates earned the DVLA £67m last year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report: 

Last year the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency raised £67m from the sale of personalised number plates. But why do people still buy them?

Lord Alan Sugar has one: AMS 1. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drove away from their wedding with one that read JU5T WED and broadcaster Chris Evans has several.

But it’s not only the rich and famous who buy personalised number plates.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.