Sadiq Khan was on Wednesday plunged into a row over keeping the congestion charge at £15 a day.
The cost of the charge increased from £11.50 to £15 in June last year as part of the Government’s emergency funding deal for London’s transport network. It also become enforceable until 10pm seven days a week.
Although Mr Khan and TfLinsisted this change would be temporary, TfL has now revealed it intends to keep the £15 charge but reduce the hours it operates to “support the capital’s culture, hospitality and night-time businesses”.
The charge would also be retained for part of the weekend. Under the new proposals, the £15 charge would be in effect from 7am to 6pm during the week and from 12pm to 6pm at weekends.
The new charging hours, out for public consultation, would come into force on February 28.