FOI request detail

Total number of ULEZ charges issues in 7 days before new zone expansion and 7 days after

Request ID: FOI-1878-2324
Date published: 26 September 2023

You asked

Hello, I would like to know how many ULEZ charges were issued in the 7 days before the 29th August i.e. 22nd August 2023 until and including 28th August 2023 and comparatively the volume of ULEZ charges issued in the 7 days after 29th August i.e. 29th August 2023 until 4th September 2023 This should simply be a count of the total number of charges issued in these two data periods. Thank you. This is intended to show the difference in charges before and after the ULEZ zone expansion that went live on the 29th August.

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-1878-2324

Thank you for your request received on 5 September 2023 asking for information about Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charges.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

The ULEZ was originally launched on 8 April 2019 and covered the same area of central London as the Congestion Charging zone. On 25 October 2021 the ULEZ was expanded to cover the area up to but not including the North and South circular roads. The ULEZ was further expanded to cover all of London on 29 August 2023.
 
In accordance with the FOI Act, TfL is not obliged to supply you with the information you have requested as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information, under Section 22 of the Act. In this instance the exemption has been applied as some of the information you have requested is intended for future publication.

The information you have requested is intended for future publication on our website, when we report later this year on the first month of operation of the expanded zone.

Please note that ULEZ income is also published per financial year and is detailed in our annual statement of accounts. An updated statement will be published in due course:
 
https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/annual-report 

This exemption is subject to a public interest test, which requires us to assess whether the public interest in applying the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure. 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.
 
Yours sincerely

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

[email protected]

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