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C-charge western extension consultation – London First comment

London First today responded to the Mayor’s announcement to open a new consultation on the Western Extension to the Congestion Charging Zone.

spokesman from London First said:

“Congestion hurts business, but so do badly-designed road charging schemes.  It’s good that the Mayor is taking a fresh look at the Western Extension Zone.  We’re confident that he’ll come up with a solution to see off the gridlock without seeing off business at the same time.”

For further information, please contact:
Lauren Preteceille 020 7665 1471 / 07977 297 811

Notes to Editors
London First is a business membership organisation whose mission is to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure.

London First delivers its activities with the support of 300 of the capital’s major businesses in key sectors such as finance, professional services, property, ICT, creative industries, hospitality and retail. Membership also includes all of London’s higher education institutions as well as further education colleges and NHS hospital trusts. London First members represent over a quarter of London’s GDP.

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