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|Congestion Charge to Break the Ten Pound Barrier|
- Livingstone says the price will rise from UKP8 by 2008
THE CONGESTION CHARGE is set to rise to UKP10 within two years, Ken Livingstone has admitted.
The London Mayor said the ten pound barrier is “very likely” to be broken in 2008, up from the present UKP8 and double the price when the CC began just three years ago.
News of the new price is likely to fuel anger among motorists, especially those in Kensington and Chelsea, into whose area the CC will be extended next year, despite a big campaign against the scheme.
Meanwhile, the US ambassador said this week that cars under its ownership would continue to ignore the CC, as the US sees the charge a local tax, from which diplomats are traditionally exempt. British diplomats pay road charges in the US.
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