Responding to the Eddington Review today Sally Low, Director of Policy and External Affairs, said:

“The introduction of road pricing in the UK is becoming increasingly inevitable. The challenge for business is to ensure that we are not penalised for necessary journeys on the road network.

“A recent survey undertaken by the BCC showed that congestion in the UK has reached such a point that 87 per cent of businesses are in favour of some form of road pricing. The caveat to this is that any money raised must be offset by a reduction in other forms of tax and that it be ring fenced towards improving transport infrastructure.

“We are encouraged by Eddington’s recommendation that increases to the road networks capacity in certain cases should not be ruled out. I hope that the Government chooses to listen and now instigates the road improvement schemes that are clearly necessary up and down the country.”