The Government and local authorities are increasingly looking at schemes to reduce congestion and improve city centre environments by reducing polution levels.
These policies could add signifcant expense to managing a fleet dependent on the travelling patterns and types of vehicles involved.
Questions you may ask:
What is the current charging scheme?
Are there new proposed changes to congestion charging?
Is there new envionmental charges due?
How does it work?
In Greater London through the TFL (Transport for London) a comprehensive London Congestion charging policy has been implemented to reduce congestion and pollution within the city centre.
The set fee is £11.50 per day but with reductions dependent on how you pay the charge.
Specific vehicles may also be excluded or have speciic exemptions.
For more details about the scheme itself and how it works please follow the attached link.
From 23rd Octover 2017, a new Toxicity (T Charge) payment will also be levied on cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). This will be charged at £10 per day for vehicles not meeting the minimum emission standards (The minimum emissions standards are Euro 4/IV for both petrol and diesel vehicles and Euro 3 for motorised tricycles and quadricycles) and will be in addtion to the regular £11.50 daily rate.
Using the registration data of your vehicle you will need to check your vehicle meets the specific cirtieria as failure to pay this charge could result in an additional fine.
Specific details about the new T Charge and how it works can be found here on the comprehendive TFL website.
The current scheme operates between the hours of 7am and 6pm on weekdays but could be extended if required.
The scheme currently operates in central London but a number of councils are proactvley looking at the scheme or alternatives to it.
Durham now have a similar scheme
The Nottingham workplace Parking levy is a scheme is a charge paid by employers to reduce congestion.
Similar schemes could be introduced as public demand for less congestion, more utilisation of public transport and environmental concerns change the agenda.
The information provided is based on existing and proposed legislation as at March 2020 (11th March 2020 UK Budget). Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information given is accurate and not misleading, this information is intended to provide a quick reference to the current tax regulations relating to company vehicles and how they impact employers and employees. The content has been provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional advice. No responsibility can be accepted by LetsTalkFleet Ltd for any loss or liability occasioned by any person acting on or refraining from action as a result of viewing this information.