Congestion Charge Increases to £11.50

  • Congestion Charge will increase in June
  • £1 discount for CC Auto Pay and fleet drivers stays
  • Further changes will take effect in late 2015

London’s Congestion Charge will increase to £11.50 on June 16.

The charge, administered by Transport for London (TfL), is set to rise in an effort to combat congestion in the Capital and hopefully cut pollution too.

Currently set at £10 per day, the cost hike applies for those using the conventional payment method for the scheme. Those users using the CC Auto Pay system - which allows a customer to pay via credit or debit card automatically when they enter the Congestion Zone - will still get their £1 discount, and so will fleet drivers.

If you choose to pay the next charging day, you’ll have to pay £14.

There’s a raft of improvements coming in late 2015, including Direct Debit payments for CC Auto Pay customers, online application of discounts (i.e. for blue badge holders), easier reimbursement of charges for certain NHS journeys and the facility to adjust the day you’ve paid for – if you pay a £2.50 admin charge.

Garrett Emmerson, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, said:

"These changes will ensure the Congestion Charge remains effective in managing congestion in central London.

"We have listened to our customers and are making a number of changes to make paying the Congestion Charge and applying for discounts easier and simpler."