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Drivers to Pay £50 a Day to Drive into Westminster

Drivers to Pay £50 a Day to Drive into Westminster

​Having the flexibility to drive into London on business might soon be a luxury of the past. Drivers of pre-2015 diesel cars will be charged up to a staggering £50 a day to use their vehicle in the city of Westminster. This new legislative change comes as part of the city council’s plans to improve emissions.

These vehicles which do not meet the Euro 6 emissions standard at present already have to pay London’s fee of £12.50 as part of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge, and £11.50 for the congestion charge. From September 2019, the local authorities in Westminster are set to impose a 50% surcharge on parking for these diesel-engine vehicles. Across the rest of London, these fees will vary according to area, with the top rate being set across the West End at £7.35 an hour for pre-2015 diesel cars.

The revenue generated from this planned scheme will go into a £1million schools clean air fund, aiming to cut the most harmful emissions in the capital by bringing in road closures, banning polluting vehicles, replacing old boilers and planting gardens around the local schools. All in all, the Government is currently considering their proposals to give local authorities around London more power to reduce overall pollution.

At Marshall Leasing, we understand that it can often be difficult to keep up to date with the ever-changing legislation across London. This is why we are committed to help you make the best choices for you and your fleet when travelling in and around the capital. This legislation is a reminder of the downfall when running a sub-optimal fleet.

To help with all of your fleet requirements and to check what diesel-engine vehicle is right for you and your fleet, please visit our dedicated ‘Vehicle Finder’ section on our website here, or call us directly on 01480 414541.

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