FOI request detail

Ultra Low Emissions Zone

Request ID: FOI-1854-2122
Date published: 29 November 2021

You asked

Please can the Mayor or his office provide information publicly as to how much revenue was gained in the first week since the new ULEZ was brought into effect? Also can the Mayor or his office provide the same information on a per monthly basis. With regards to any revenue gained via charges from motorists, where and how is that money spent, or aimed to be spent once received.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1854-2122/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15 November 2021 asking for information about the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require.
However, it is being withheld under section 22 of the FOI Act. Section 22 provides an exemption to the release of information where it is due for publication at some future date and where, in all the circumstances of the case, it is reasonable to withhold it until publication.
In this instance the ULEZ data you asked for is expected to be published in a report issued by City Hall in early December.
The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities and the particular public interest in disclosure of this information. However in this instance, it is considered that the public interest favours the publication of this information, in context and according to the pre-determined schedule, rather than in response to your request, to ensure the information is provided accurately and in an accessible manner.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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