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London's T-charge

How does the T-charge apply to you?

The T-charge was implemented in full force on the 23rd of October 2017 in London with the support of Mayor Sadiq Khan. He said: "We've got a health crisis in London caused by the poor quality air."

The charge applies mainly to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006. The "T" stands for toxicity. and aims at improving the quality of the air in the city. It adds an extra £10 charge in the same area of the existing Congestion Charge zone, bumping up the cost to £21.50 for those affected.

The minimum emission standards are Euro 4/IV for petrol and diesel vehicles and Euro 3 for motorised tricycles and quadricycles.

 

If the charge is left unpaid until midnight on the following day, you will receive a penalty charge notice. "

 

If you are subject to the T-charge, you pay for it in the same transaction as the Congestion Charge. If the charge is left unpaid until midnight on the following day, you will receive a penalty charge notice.

Transport for London said the money will be reinvested into transport but they did not specify exactly which areas it would be spent on.

On the long-run, the mayor of London is hoping to introduce a stricter Ultra-Low Emission Zone in 2020 and expanding the area covered up to the North and South Circular roads in 2021.

You can check your vehicle registration document - the V5C - or input your number plate here to find out if your car meets the requirements.

 


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