BoJo looking at diesel tax

LONDON mayor Boris Johnson was yesterday said to be considering a plan to raise the congestion charge for diesel cars by £10 in a move to cut air pollution.

The change would mean diesel owners – including taxi drivers who do not have up-to-date engines – could have to pay a total of £20 to get into Central London.

Petrol cars registered before 2006 would also have to pay extra under the plans which the Mayor wants in place by 2020.