Plan to increase congestion charge by 15%

Transport for London is consulting on increasing the daily charge from £10 to £11.50.

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Danger of 'excessive burden' in proposed charge rise

The Federation of Small Businesses in London supports TFL's efforts to address future congestion which costs micro firms time and money.

However, TFL must ensure small businesses are not excessively burdened at a time of increasing economic pressures, especially when micro firms are dependent on their vehicle for essential business journeys.

72 per cent of small firms said their car/van is crucial to their business.

The congestion charge and emission related discount schemes have already resulted in a disproportionate financial burden on small businesses that have had to spend time and money on compliance.

– Federation of Small Businesses, London

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