The Mayor of London is threatening to charge people up to £5.50 per day to drive into London. We believe this is deeply wrong; it would be a huge blow to struggling local businesses in Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston, and would unfairly penalise families and workers.
Many people drive into London from Surrey and beyond to shop, work, visit friends and care for family members. A grandparent who drove across the Greater London boundary to care for their grandkids each day could spend £1000 per year on this charge. For many of the local shops and restaurants we know and love, this new charge could be the straw that breaks the camel's back after an incredibly tough year. You can read more about this awful proposed tax through this link.
Forcing this new tax on hard-working people and struggling businesses is just not right.