Smoke and mirrors in Khan's taxi congestion charge plan

Following the news that London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to introduce congestion charges for Private Hire Vehicles, we welcome the change but are puzzled why it doesn't extend to London's Black Cabs too. 

Sam Dumitriu, Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, says:

"Sadiq Khan is right to try and tackle congestion through road pricing, but exempting Black Cabs is unwarranted and unfair.

"We need a level-playing field between Black Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles. Singling out Black Cabs for special treatement could mean more smog-spewing Diesel trips and fewer trips in cleaner Priuses."

For further comment or to arrange an interview, please contact Matt Kilcoyne via email(matt@adamsmith.org) or on his mobile (07904099599).