Congestion Charge likely to reach £10
11 May 2006

Motorists in London face an increase in the Congestion Charge from £8 to £10 within the next two years, if current Mayor Ken Livingstone gets re-elected.

Livingstone revealed in a televised debate that he intends to increase the charge if he is returned to office in 2008. When asked the additional cost to motorists for using the capital's roads, he said thae most likely figure was £2.

That would take the price to £10, double the original cost when the Congestion Charge was introduced three years ago.

The charge increased to £8 last year. Next year sees the westward expansion of the charging zone to include Kensington and Chelsea.

It has been announced that bus fares are to increase by 10 per cent. From September under-18s in full-time education and all under 16 will be entitled to free bus travel throughout London.

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