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06 May 20211 minute read

Next London Mayor urged to relax congestion charge for construction

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Next London Mayor urged to relax congestion charge for construction

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the next London Mayor to reduce proposed boundary taxes, including congestion charges, in greater London for construction industry workers in the capital.

The body drafted a manifesto for the new incumbent, urging them to help ease access to workplaces and parking for workers. 

FMB London director Sam Eden said: “The next London mayor must back builders by supporting policies that matter the most to them, my members tell me this means helping them access the city effectively by being more flexible with road closures and restricted travel.”

A recent FMB survey of the construction industry showed that SME firms across England have seen the fastest growth in workloads from January to March 2021 in a decade. However, London builders reported the lowest growth activity.