The BVRLA will be responding to Transport for London’s consultation on new proposals for the Congestion Charge, which is in place to reduce traffic and congestion in central London.
The consultation which closes on 6 October 2021, includes the following proposed changes:
- £15 charge level
- No Auto Pay or Fleet Auto Pay discount
- £17.50 pay next day charge, and can be paid up to three days after travel
- The charging hours would be Monday to Friday from 07:00 – 18:00 and Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 12:00 – 18:00
- No charge from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day bank holiday (inclusive)
- 90% residents’ discount, re-opened to new applicants
- Reimbursement arrangements for certain NHS patients, care home workers, local authority and charity workers or volunteers providing certain services. The expanded NHS staff reimbursement is also proposed to continue.
The new proposals are part of the commitment by the Mayor of London and TfL to improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions and encourage more journeys to be made by walking, cycling or public transport.
The TfL New Congestion Charge Proposals consultation, along with all other open consultations being responded to by the BVRLA, can be found on the Consultations page of the BVRLA website.
Members can email BVRLA Senior Policy Advisor Catherine Bowen, who is collating member feedback for the association’s response.