Kerbside threat to London deliveries

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London councils have been accused of removing the unlimited kerbside access for delivery vehicles before 11am following an agreement in June to double the kerbside loading limit on yellow lines from 20 minutes to 40 minutes.
The Freight Transport Association said those making early morning deliveries which took longer than 40 minutes now risked being fined. “More seriously, the 33 boroughs are all introducing the changes at different times and are failing miserably to inform operators, who will be receiving fines without warning.”
Natalie Chapman, regional policy manager for London, said: “We are very concerned that different boroughs adopting different policies at different times will cause even more confusion to drivers. In the long run, this will increase delivery costs and will result in higher prices for consumers.”

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