The Mayor of a Greater London has confirmed changes to the Congestion Charge.
The last changes were the ‘Temporary’ changes introduced in June 2020 in response to the transport challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic. A questionable decision given the difficulties Londoners have faced.
The new changes will be delivered in two phases:
Phase 1 (from 20 December 2021)
- The charge level will be £15
- No charge will be applied between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day bank holiday inclusive. This means the period from Saturday 25 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive) will not be charged
- The 90 per cent residents’ discount will be re-opened for all eligible residents to register for the discount
- The delayed payment charge will be £17.50 and the deadline will be extended to three days after the day of travel
- The Auto Pay and Fleet Auto Pay discount will be removed
- The reimbursement arrangements that were introduced as part of the temporary changes will be retained or adapted to ensure that people most vulnerable to infection from epidemics and pandemics will continue to be protected. This will also facilitate essential trips made by NHS staff in times of exceptional or extraordinary circumstances including for commuting purposes
- The ability for residents to pay by App or online for multiple consecutive charging days will be removed.
Phase 2 (from 21 February 2022)
- The operating hours for the Congestion Charge will be 07:00-18:00 on weekdays and 12:00-18:00 on weekends and Bank Holidays.
If you would like to view the consultation report, you can access this on the websitetfl.gov.uk/ccyourview.