MD1415 Changes to the Congestion Charging Scheme

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Date signed: 
09 December 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The Mayoral Decision seeks the Mayor’s approval of the Variation Order, made by Transport for London (TfL), which amends the Greater London (Central Zone) Congestion Charging Order 2004, as varied (the Scheme Order) by making the following proposed changes to the Congestion Charging Scheme:

  • Allow TfL to refuse payments for the Congestion Charge other than those made by authorised users;
  • Remove the SMS (Short Message Service or text message) payment channel; and
  • Introduce an app which would enable users to pay the Congestion Charge.

The Variation Order was made by TfL on 1 August 2014 and was subject to public and stakeholder consultation between 4 August and 12 September 2014. The results of this consultation on the Variation Order and related impact assessments are attached for consideration.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice

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