Changes to London’s congestion charging scheme

The Mayor of London consulted on changes to London’s congestion charging scheme between July and October 2021 and has today confirmed that changes will be rolled out in two stages, from December 2021 and February 2022.

From Monday 20 December 2021:

  • The charge will be £15.
  • No charge will be applied between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day bank holiday inclusive. This means the period from Saturday 25 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive) will not be charged.
  • The 90% residents’ discount will be re-opened for all eligible residents to register for the discount.
  • The delayed payment charge will be £17.50 and the deadline will be extended to three days after the day of travel.
  • The Auto Pay and Fleet Auto Pay discount will be removed.
  • The reimbursement arrangements that were introduced as part of the temporary changes will be retained or adapted to ensure that people most vulnerable to infection from epidemics and pandemics will continue to be protected. This will also facilitate essential trips made by NHS staff in times of exceptional or extraordinary circumstances including for commuting purposes.
  • The ability for residents to pay by App or online for multiple consecutive charging days will be removed.

From Monday 21 February 2022:

  • The operating hours for the Congestion Charge will be 07:00-18:00 on weekdays and 12:00-18:00 on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Click here to check the Congestion Charging Boundary.