FOI request detail

The total cost of ulez expansion

Request ID: FOI-1658-2324
Date published: 15 September 2023

You asked

I would like to understand and know the total cost to date of how much has been spent and allocated to the rollout of the Ulez expansion. Including Advertising, legal fees, camera equipmen, signage, grants, scrappage the complete picture

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-1658-2324

Thank you for your request received on 19 August 2023 asking for information about the total cost of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.
The estimated final cost to deliver the expanded scheme was reported in November 2022 as £159.5m. However, since this time we have undertaken further work and now expect the costs to be in the range of £145 -155m. This includes costs of signage, detection and enforcement infrastructure, marketing, project overheads and risk.
TfL estimates that the London-wide ULEZ could generate up to £200 million a year in net revenue for the first two years following expansion on 29 August but this will decline sharply with no surplus by 2026/27 as compliance increases. It is a statutory requirement that any net revenue generated by our road charging schemes (the ULEZ, LEZ or the Congestion Charge) is reinvested back into London’s transport network, including investing in improving transport links in outer London. All money received from the ULEZ is reinvested into improving London’s public transport network, such as expanding bus routes in outer London.
If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]

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