The Mayor’s current Community Infrastructure Levy (MCIL1) was introduced in 2012 to help finance Crossrail, the major new rail link that will connect central London to Reading and Heathrow in the West and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East.
In February 2019 the Mayor adopted a new charging schedule (MCIL2). MCIL2 will come into effect on 1 April 2019 and will supersede MCIL1 and the associated Crossrail Funding SPG (applicable in central London, the northern part of the Isle of Dogs and within 1km of a Crossrail station for the rest of London). MCIL2 will be used to fund Crossrail 1 (the Elizabeth Line) and Crossrail 2.
Prior to adoption, the MCIL2 charging schedule went through of two rounds of public consultation and an independent Examination in Public (EiP). Further details of the EiP including the Examiner’s report are provided on the