KPMG respond to the Transport Committee’s report on road pricing

Vital that progress is accelerated on future road pricing system.

Vital that progress is accelerated on future road pricing system.

Ben Foulser, Head of Future Mobility, KPMG UK said: “With rapid adoption of zero emission vehicles underway and a 2030 ban on the sales of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles looming, it’s vital that progress is accelerated on developing our future road pricing system.

“That is why the findings of this report are welcome, and would progress this journey, including via the establishment of a dedicated body.  It’s important that government now put some clear milestones in place, including implementation.    

“As acknowledged in this report, there are a number of local clean air and congestion charging schemes in existence in the UK already and any national system developed needs to incorporate those, rather than add to them. 

“I hope that this report prompts the start of an open conversation with the public about future road charging and the role of such a demand management tool in reducing congestion.”

Malini Bose, Associate Director, Future Mobility, KPMG UK, adds: “We are particularly delighted that equity has been emphasised in the recommendations of open conversation with the public, potential concessions for vulnerable groups, and collaboration with devolved and local authorities. While we welcome the suggestion that the new system can also manage congestion alongside filling the revenue gap, this must be supplemented by investments in public transport, freight and logistics innovation, and integrated transport policy across modes.

Malini is also lead author of KPMG UK’s thought leadership on ‘The future of road pricing in the UK

 

ENDS.

For further comment or interview:

Steven Reilly-Hii

Media Relations Manager (Industrial Manufacturing, Automotive, and Future Mobility)

KPMG LLP

E: steven.reilly-hii@kpmg.co.uk

T: 07510 376635

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