Saturday, October 21, 2017

T-Charge Starts Monday 23rd October 2017. Here's All You Need To Know.

The T-Charge starts this Monday. Here’s everything you need to know about the new tax...

When does the T-charge come in?
The charge will be brought in on October 23, 2017.
It will apply between 7am and 6pm on weekdays.

Where does the T-charge apply?

Who does the T-Charge apply to?
The charge will apply to vehicles that do not meet Euro 4 standards.
This typically applies to petrol and diesel vehicles registered before 2006.

How do I know if my vehicle is affected by the T-charge?
Your vehicle registration certificate will tell you what its Euro ranking is.
Transport for London also has a T-charge checker you can use to find out if you will need to pay the new fee as well as the congestion charge.

You can check your vehicle >here<.

Who is exempt from the T-charge?

  • Disabled blue badge holders.

  • Motorcycles, mopeds and scooters that are exempt from the congestion charge.

  • Taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) are exempt from paying the congestion charge and the T-charge when actively licensed with TfL. The exemption for PHVs only applies to private hire bookings.

  • Vehicles with a historic tax class (40 years and older) and/or commercial vehicles manufactured before 1973. These are still subject to the congestion charge.

  • Emergency service vehicles, such as ambulances and fire engines, which have a taxation class of ‘ambulance’ or ‘fire engine’ on the date of travel.

  • NHS vehicles exempt from vehicle excise duty, and Ministry of Defence vehicles.

  • Roadside recovery vehicles and accredited breakdown vehicles registered for a 100% discount from the congestion charge.

  • Specialist off-road vehicles such as tractors and mobile cranes (that are exempt from Low Emission Zone).

There are also a number of other exemptions and discounts available - check here for the full list.

While the charge has been welcomed by many, it has also had some critics.

Conservative London Assembly environment spokesman, Shaun Bailey, said the charge would inflict “crippling additional costs on small businesses”, as well as “expense, disruption and bureaucracy for London residents.”

    Assembly member Shaun with Dodgy Dave

According to the BBC, he also claimed it would not produce “any significant results” when it came to the battle against air pollution.


So, all taxis licensed by TfL are exempt at all times.

All private hire vehicles licensed by TfL are exempt, but only applies they have a booking.....How is this workable, how will TfL know if a PHV has a pre booking on board. They don't even have a proper definition of pre booking or plying for hire now. What's going to be different on Monday?

Obviously, space will be made available, should TfL wish to clear up this confusion over pre bookings, straight away bookings, immediate eHailing and plying for hire.


Jason Clauson said...

‪How the hell will they know if a phv has booking entering the zone.
What about entering with one then driving round all day without.

Acnedriver said...

Enforcement officers should download Uberk's customer App.

They can then locate PH cars waiting for a ping in the Zone area. Those vehicles can then be logged on the Camera's monitoring the area.

Easy catch,easy money, I would assume

Anonymous said...

Cutting 50% of the over abundance of empty buses, would have a better affect on toxic pollution.