Transport for London has confirmed that the Congestion Charge is to rise to £11.50 from June 16th following a public consultation earlier this year.
Drivers entering the zone will be charged £11.50 if paying in advance or on the day (£10.50 if using CC Auto Pay) or £14 if paid the day after their journey.
TfL says it expected to raise £82.7m over the course of the next five years from the increase which it says will ensure the charge “remains a relative deterrent to all but the most essential journeys into the centre of London.”
By law all money raised by re-invested into London’s transport network.
Other changes confirmed today include extending refunds for NHS patients and staff to those who pay with CC Auto Pay and extending CC Auto Pay to drivers who wish to pay by Direct Debit.
In addition, drivers who have paid the Congestion Charge in advance, but can no longer travel on the date in question, will be able to amend the date of their journey for a £2.50 admin fee.
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.”