Blogathon 23/19: The ULEZ Tax

Driving in London (though why anyone would want to do such a thing is beyond me) is about to get much more expensive.

On top of the Congestion Charge (a tax for driving in London), the ULEZ (ultra low emission zone) Charge (it’s just another tax) will be dropped on London’s motorists on 8th April 2019.

The ULEZ Tax will be in operation 24/7*365 and will cost £12.50/day. And that’s on top of the Congestion Charge Tax.

One thing about the ULEZ Tax is it will apply – across the board – to ‘older vehicles’. But it won’t take any note of whether those vehicles have been scrupulously maintained or not.

This is plainly bonkers and so far beyond any kind of logical comprehension it actually sounds like a Marx Brothers plot.

Another thing about the ULEZ Tax is it’s a flat-rate tax. The £12.50/day taxation rate applies equally to small cars, large cars, 4x4s and (wait for it) motorbikes.

I can’t roll my eyes hard enough to match the idiocy in that ridiculous scenario.

Seriously. If you want proof of people in power being hard of understanding, you have it right there.

The lunatics really have taken over the asylum.

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2 Responses to Blogathon 23/19: The ULEZ Tax

  1. Masher says:

    That’s ridiculous!
    I know London is severely congested and I applaud any serious efforts to reduce it, but this sort of thing is going to impact commerce, surely.
    Not that there will be much commerce after next month anyway.

    • Brennig says:

      It’s completely effed up. A 250cc MZ has to pay the same *daily* rate of ULEZ Tax as a 6.2 Litre Rolls Royce, when the 250cc MZ is likely to be used every single day (£87.50/week) and the Rolls is likely to be used once in a blue moon.