28 Jul 2023

High court rules Ulez expansion legal

Senior Political Correspondent

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has got the green light to extend his controversial ultra low emission zone, Ulez. The High Court has thrown out a challenge by five Conservative-led outer London councils to stop it expanding to cover the whole of the city.

The scheme hits drivers of the most polluting cars with a £12.50 daily charge. Its expansion was blamed for Labour’s failure to win Boris Johnson’s Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat in last week’s by-election.