Tag Archives: congestion charge

Caroline Pidgeon AM challenges London Mayor over unpaid congestion charges

Caroline PidgeonCaroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly, has challenged the London Mayor over congestion charges that have been evaded by embassies in the capital.

In answer to Caroline’s written question the Mayor admitted that embassies currently owe around £68 million. By the end of the year they will owe the equivalent to almost £10 to every Londoner.

The majority of embassies have some charges to pay. Two years ago the Liberal Democrat group studied the data gleaned through a Freedom of Information request and found that about a quarter of all embassies in London refuse to pay any charges at all. These persistent evaders include some of the richest countries in the world – US, Russia, Japan and Germany.  To date the American Embassy owes over £7 million in unpaid charges

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 7 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarSteve Treveth 28th Aug - 2:55pm
    Perhaps all organisations are somewhere on a continuum between the poles of democracy and oligarchy. (Even dictators have helpers.) It might be helpful and/or useful...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 28th Aug - 2:53pm
    @Stuart "The Tories could easily call an election by simply repealing the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. The public would not be remotely bothered, since there...
  • User AvatarAdam Casey 28th Aug - 2:35pm
    Wow. This seems like an exceptionally powerful and condensed example of not getting it. Why is there a shy Tory effect? (There's not much of...
  • User AvatarSue Sutherland 28th Aug - 2:23pm
    I am very interested in the statement that the votes of 900 people determined the outcome of the last election. If the party can do...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 28th Aug - 2:23pm
    But the two-thirds provision is there precisely for "times of constitutional upheaval".
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 28th Aug - 2:19pm
    John, Catherine , Ed The Green party candidate Jill Stein is more impressive than she is consistent or transparent, her stance on some issues is...