Manchester Congestion Charge Out But Rate Rises Likely For Hauliers

Despite the Manchester congestion charge being quashed by residents, it is predicted that hauliers in Manchester may face extra charges.

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) is now looking for new ways to fund public transport improvements. One idea motioned by AGMA is to increase business rates to raise £38m.

AGMA chairman Lord Peter Smith says raising business rates would enable the city to do “about a tenth” of what it had originally planned.

The news will come as a blow to those hauliers who fought so hard to deny the congestion charge.