London Congestion Charge increase

Ralph Hardwick reports "The Mayor of London has from 22nd June 2020 increased the Congestion Zone charge and also extended its operating hours. The charge has been increased to £15 per day and will now operate every day of the week from 7am until 10pm. The only exemption will be on Christmas Day".

Ultra Low Emission Zone or ULEZ
Unless your vehicle is registered as Historic, you will also be liable for the ULEZ charge on top of the Congestion charge. The ULEZ replaced the T-Charge on 8th April 2019. The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year (except Christmas Day), within the same area as the Congestion Charge zone. The T-Charge was often referred to as the "Toxic Charge".

The ULEZ is due to be expanded out to the North and South Circular Roads in 2021.

Posted: 200623

Congestion Charge zone in Central London
Congestion Charge
It is now a £15 daily charge if you drive within the Congestion Charge zone in Central London between 7am and 10pm, every day, except Christmas Day (25th December).
The easiest way to pay is by setting up Auto Pay. Exemptions and discounts are available too. Congestion Charge

Covid-19 measures
Transport for London (TfL) has introduced temporary changes to the daily Congestion Charge, operating hours and days in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This is to help reduce traffic levels in central London and enable more journeys to be made safely by foot or by bike, while keeping the bus network reliable for those making essential journeys. Temporary changes

ULEZ charge may also apply
If your vehicle does not meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards, you must also pay the ULEZ charge. ULEZ standards
Historic vehicle ULEZ exemption
All vehicles that have a Historic vehicle tax class will be exempt from the ULEZ. This tax class excludes any vehicle used commercially (for example, coffee vans or street food vans).
In line with the existing LEZ discount all vehicles registered before 1st January 1973 will be exempt from the ULEZ, regardless of commercial use or otherwise. The exemption does not apply to the Congestion Charge.

If your vehicle meets the above criteria but is registered outside the UK, you are also exempt, but will need to register with TfL before travelling in the zone.
ULEZ Historic vehicle exemption

Find out if your vehicle meets the current emissions standards required for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and/or the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) or if you need to pay a daily charge. More

Current ULEZ is the same area as the Congestion Charge zone but the ULEZ will expand out to the North and South Circular Roads from 2021.
Proposed expansion of the ULEZ in 2021
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded out to to the North and South Circular boundary from 25th October 2021. Note, vehicles using the North and South Circular Roads and not going into the ULEZ will not be charged.

Proposed expanded ULEZ
from 2021