Capita to hire 900 staff after winning £355m TfL contract
CAPITA is hiring 900 staff to police London’s congestion charge and ultralow emissions zone after striking a £355m contract extension with Transport for London.
The new five-year deal will mean that Capita continues to oversee the capital’s flagship schemes to cut pollution and reduce traffic.
Under the low-emission rules, drivers who do not meet clean engine criteria are charged £12.50 a day for entering central London. The congestion charge is £15 a day for eligible vehicles from 7am to 10pm.
The ultra-low emission policy has been a success for TfL, helping drive a 44pc drop in roadside levels of nitrogen dioxide since the policy was introduced last year. Four out of five vehicles entering central London now meet the required standards to avoid paying.
Capita revealed 200 job cuts earlier this year amid the chaos wrought by Covid-19. Bosses unveiled plans in June to sell its education software business in a deal that could be worth £500m. Shares closed up 1pc, or 0.5p, at 37.53p.