Government response

Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing: Introduction of free flow charging

Potential revenue loss at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing following the introduction of free flow charging.


We recognise that we have to be realistic about deliberate evasion, since free-flow charging or tolling schemes will not be evasion free. We estimate that around £6m per annum would be attributed to non-compliant drivers (UK and non-UK) who do not pay the road user charge. We will employ effective penalty and recovery processes that have been proven elsewhere to recover charges owed.

Published 15 July 2013