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Diplomats owe TfL over £118m in unpaid Congestion Charge fees

02 July 2019
The US Embassy is the worst offender, having racked up £12,598,845 in CCZ debt, while Japan, Nigeria, Russia and India have each accrued debts in excess of £5m
The US Embassy is the worst offender, having racked up £12,598,845 in CCZ debt, while Japan, Nigeria, Russia and India have each accrued debts in excess of £5m

 

Foreign diplomats owe over £118.5m in unpaid Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) fees, according to Transport for London (TfL). Embassies also owe £1.4m in parking-related penalty charge notices (PCNs).

The embassies cite the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations which states that diplomats are immune from paying taxes in their host country. However, TfL insists the charges are not taxes but a fee for services.

By the end of 2018-19, the total amount in Congestion Charge fees...

+71% more

 

 
 
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