Concern over charge
Many small business have spoken up over their growing concerns with the new ULEZ charge.
Some business will be facing fines every week with one company looking at a cost of £2,500 despite making some changes to its fleet of vehicles already.
Michael Lloyd, managing director of LTC Scaffolding, said his firm has invested £300,000 to upgrade some of its fleet to meet Ulez standards, but still expects to rack up around £2,500 a week in charges for its non-compliant vehicles.
He told the PA news agency that “most small businesses” cannot afford that expense.
The Ulez expansion is “a good idea” but it should have been postponed for at least six months,” according to Mr Lloyd.
“The only thing is the timing,” he said. “Businesses are on their knees because of the pandemic, and this is just another kick in the teeth.”