The RHA is warning that the London economy risks being damaged by the new toxin tax and the planned Ultra Low Emission Zone being imposed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
All older diesel vehicles registered in 2006 or earlier which enter the central Congestion Charge zone face paying an additional £10 toxin tax on top of the Congestion and Low Emission Zone charges.
These vehicles already pay £200 per day for driving into London’s Low Emission zone – so the RHA, which represents Britain’s hauliers, sees it as just another tax on business in the capital. RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said: “We fully appreciate Mayor Khan’s vision for a cleaner, healthier London.
However, to further penalise the industry that is responsible for keeping the shelves of its stores, restaurants and tourist attractions is not the way to do it. It’s wrong to punish the lorry industry that moves the UK Economy."