FOI request detail

CEPA report cost

Request ID: FOI-2465-1617
Date published: 06 April 2017

You asked

On 20 January 2016, it was announced that the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, had asked Transport for London (TfL) to investigate the potential impacts of removing the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) exemption for PHVs. It was since announced that as a first step, TfL was carrying out a pre-feasibility study (information-gathering exercise) into removing the CCZ exemption for PHVs. As part of this process Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) were commissioned to carry out an initial assessment of how the PHV trade might respond to this policy in terms of trip making patterns into the CCZ. A letter dated 6 April 2016 from Lucinda Turner, Head of Strategic Planning at Transport for London - available at this link -, confirmed that this report had been comissioned. I am today requesting that you release to me any document which details the financial cost to TfL of having this report commissioned and prepared.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-2465-1617

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 9 March 2017 asking for information about a report.

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

The cost of the CEPA study was £49,694.40, including VAT. Please note, this payment was published in accordance with our commitment to publish details of all items of expenditure over £250 – see the report for the period 1-28 May 2016 at

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Lee Hill
Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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