Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of annual write-offs have related to penalty charges not issued on a timely basis since the introduction of the Dart Charge in November 2014.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Since 2015/16, Highways England (HE) have been required to record estimated revenue loss in respect of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) not issued when they should have been. These figures are included within the annual accounts and are tabled below. In respect of 2018/19, this information will be available once the accounts are published in January 2020.

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

£8.8m

£2.0m-£4.0m

£0.4m-£3.0m

Source: Dartford & Thurrock River Crossing Accounts 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18.

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