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Seminar – Road User Charging: what does existing evidence tell us?

February 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar with:

Road User Charging – what does existing evidence tell us?

Dr Anthony Laverty, Imperial College London.

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The UK treasury has confirmed that it is actively considering introducing a national Road User Charging (RUC) scheme. This would involve charging motorists directly for their use of roads and have potential major impacts on transport behaviours and health. Although detailed proposals are yet to be released, a key motivation is to address projected declines in motoring taxes which raise £40 million pa (£34million of which is from Fuel Duty) for the UK Treasury as the country transitions away from combustible engine vehicles.

This presentation will discuss emerging evidence from a review of the health impacts of such schemes in other places as well as analyses of secondary data on the western extension zone in London.

About Dr Laverty

Anthony Laverty is a Lecturer in the Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit in the Department of Primary Care & Public Health.

HIs post is funded by the NIHR School of Public Health Research, a collaboration of eight leading academic centres in England with a focus on the generation of useful evidence for local decision makers. His research has a strong focus on the transport systems and health. He leads an assessment of the potential transport, health and inequality impacts of the introduction of road user charging in England. Previous work on transport and health involved an examination of the health benefits of the free bus pass for older people in England (together with Christopher Millett), an Understanding Society Biomarker Data Project Fellowship, and assessment of the health impacts of public transport (with Richard Patterson).

Twitter: @anthonylav 

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February 23, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


United Kingdom


CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar Series