More than £215 million owed in unpaid ULEZ fines, official figures reveal

Official figures have been revealed that show a total of £218 million is currently owed in unpaid ULEZ fines in London.

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed that more than 1.3 million penalty charges (PCNs) were issued from September 2023 to April 2024.However, TfL admitted that over 70% of the fines have remained unpaid, says News Shopper.

The transport authority also revealed that one driver had received over 200 fines for a single non-compliant vehicle, but hasn’t yet paid a penny of the £47,682 they owe.

The FOI data showed that £28.5m has been paid in fines.

was expanded to the farthest-reaching areas of London in August last year, meaning motorists across all 32 boroughs would be charged £12.50 a day if they drove in the zone that doesn’t meet emissions standards.

Responding to an FOI request, TfL revealed that from September 26 last year until April 26 2024, 1,348,938 ULEZ PCNs were issued.

These PCNs are initially issued at £180 but are reduced to £90 if paid within a fortnight.

TfL confirmed that drivers paid 282,448 PCNs totalling £28,539,158.

However, TfL also admitted that an astounding 948,590 PCNs, 70.4% of all fines totalling a whopping £218,316,553, are yet to have been paid by motorists.


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