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PCN increase a fine on London business, says Logistics UK


Logistics businesses are being forced to pay the price for there being too few safe spaces to load and unload in the capital, Logistics UK has said, following the recent announcement that there will be an increase in Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) charges.

The Mayor of London announced that charge levels for PCNs issued on London’s red routes – a network of major roads that make up 5% of the capital’s streets, but carry up to 30% of the city's traffic – would increase from this Monday (17 January 2022) from £130 to £160. The red routes are managed by Transport for London (TfL) and PCNs are issued by TfL for contraventions such as driving in a bus lane, making a banned turn or parking illegally on the red route.

“Logistics businesses need road and kerbside access to deliver the essential items businesses and consumers in the capital need,” said Natalie Chapman, Head of Policy – South at Logistics UK, “Transport for London (TfL) has failed to identify in its research whether some businesses are receiving repeat fines due to the lack of safe and legal spots to load and unload deliveries that their livelihoods depend on.

“Without road design in place that supports logistics, this charge level increase will not provide the deterrent TfL intends, it will simply penalise some essential delivery and servicing activities. The costs of doing business in the capital are increasing already across the board, for example, the Congestion Charge is not returning back to its lower pre-pandemic level as was expected; now is not the time to add yet another cost without a clear strategy, particularly while London and the rest of the UK recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

*www.logistics.org.uk/campaigns/urban

Published On: 20/01/2022 16:00:09

 

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