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FSB London response to the introduction of the T-charge

In response to the introduction today (Monday 23 October) of the T-charge, Sue Terpilowski OBE, FSB London Policy Chair comments:

“The introduction of the T-charge (officially called the Emission Scheme) on Monday 23 October, comes at a time when small and micro businesses in London are already facing astonishingly high property, employment and logistics costs and there is a fear that this will be the final straw that closes businesses and takes jobs.

“Whilst FSB’s members understand the need to improve London’s air quality, we are concerned that the small business community is disproportionately bearing the brunt of the cost of this scheme.

“We call on Mayor Khan to recognise the pressures facing the capital’s small and micro business community and make it an urgent priority to put in place supportive measures including a small business diesel vehicle scrappage scheme and sunset clauses that are similar to those available for residents, to help this vital part of our economy and communities.”

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