Congestion change income

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


If standard congestion charge was raised to £9/£10 from the beginning of 2010 how much additional income would be raised?


Answer for Congestion change income

Answer for Congestion change income

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The proposals that I announced to introduce CC auto pay (an automated account payment system) and increase the congestion charge, to maintain the benefits of reduced traffic in central London, will be consulted upon next year. Subject to this, the charge increase would be planned to take place in parallel with the introduction of CC Auto Pay in late 2010.

Those who registered for CC Auto Pay would pay the lower £9 charge as well as having the convenience of automated payment and the reassurance that they would not receive a Penalty Charge. Under my proposals, those who continued to pay through existing payment channels would have a daily charge of £10.

It is currently estimated that raising the charge from £8 to £9/£10 (with proportionate increases for all other charges, such as those paid by residents) would generate additional gross charge revenue of some £15 million per annum.