A third of foreign embassies refuse to recognise the Congestion Charge

Three thousand motorists a day fail to pay theLondon congestion charge - generating an estimated £1m a week in fines.Offenders are automatically sent a Penalty Charge Notice demanding. £120, witha 50% discount for prompt payment.

A sign warning drivers that they are entering a Congestion Charge zone
A sign warning drivers that they are entering a Congestion Charge zone

Foreign diplomats are among the worst serialoffenders. Around a third of embassies in London refuse to recognise thecharge.

Since the introduction of the C-Charge in February 2003, an estimated £67m in unpaid charges is owed by foreign governments. America is the biggest offender.

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10 years of congestion charge

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the London congestion charge, which was introduced on February 17th 2003.