The CPZ and Visitors parking charges were previously reviewed in 2020 and provided flat rate charges for each CPZ area plus an extra charge for diesel cars that was introduced in 2017.
 
However, the proposed policy has been strongly criticised. Particular concerns include its fairness, being only applicable to CPZ parking, whereas households with off-street parking or without a CPZ will not pay this tax;  the very high  charge proposed for older cars (the highest across all London Boroughs) that is occurring at a time when many people are losing their jobs and in financial difficulties;  and major concerns about the scheme’s likely effectiveness in reducing pollution, especially given its partial application and lack of any consideration of mileage driven.  See here.
 
This policy moves away from CPZ charges to cover the cost of the scheme to a tax to reduce pollution by providing incentives to give up car ownership or to buy a car with lower emissions. However, this policy has produced considerable criticism in terms of fairness in terms of only being applicable to cars parked on the street with CPZ parking whereas households with off-street parking or without a CPZ will not pay this tax, and the very high charge proposed for older cars which the highest across all London Boroughs and is occurring without any scrappage scheme and at a time when many people are losing their jobs and in financial difficulties. In addition there are major concerns about its likely effectiveness in reducing pollution, especially given its partial application and lack of any consideration of mileage driven.
 
Despite many objections the policy has been formally accepted by the Council. However, we understand it is being reviewed and may not begin unchanged in April/May as planned.
Parking Charges