PUBLIC SECT0R: LCC tackles fears over congestion charging issues

The London Chamber of Commerce is to launch a campaign around the introduction of congestion charging next year, amid fears that businesses in the capital will lose out.

LCC campaigns director Piers Merchant said: 'There is a mixed response to the scheme. While we recognise congestion is a problem that needs to be addressed, there are fears over the practicality of the scheme among businesses and what it will cost them.

'We are expecting a lot of opposition from businesses to the scheme,' he added.

The campaign will be handled by a newly assembled team, formed after the departures of campaign executives Dirk Patison to Hill and Knowlton, Stephen Crabb to take an MBA and Linda Palmer who has remained in a part-time role.

Joining the team are Eloise Ellis from the Country Land and Business Association, Elizabeth de Winton from APCO and Emma Winsor-Cundell.

- Feature, p11.

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