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Parking Fines: UK Demands 8 Million Pounds Debt Owed By Nigeria High Commission

According to a datasheet published by Transport for London (TfL), this amount reflects unpaid fees and fines accrued by diplomats from the launch of the congestion charge in 2003 until the end of last year.

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The Nigerian High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), has accumulated £8.4 million in unpaid congestion charges.

According to a recent datasheet published by Transport for London (TfL), this amount reflects unpaid fees and fines accrued by diplomats from the launch of the congestion charge in 2003 until the end of last year.

TfL oversees various modes of transportation in London, including the tube, buses, trams, cars, bikes, and river services.

The congestion charge scheme imposes a £15 daily fee for driving within central London between 7 am and 6 pm on weekdays, and between noon and 6 pm on weekends and bank holidays.


“We and the UK Government are clear that the Congestion Charge is a charge for a service and not a tax. This means that diplomats are not exempt from paying it. The majority of embassies in London do pay the charge, but there remains a stubborn minority who refuse to do so, despite our representations through diplomatic channels.


We will continue to pursue all unpaid Congestion Charge fees and related penalty charge notices and are pushing for the matter to be taken up at the International Court of Justice” the notice read in part.

Nigeria is not the only country on the list, with embassies of other countries like Poland, Kazakhstan, Germany, and many others. See the full list below:

EmbassyDebt
American Embassy£14,645,025
Embassy of Japan£10,073,988
Office of the High Commissioner for India£8,551,835
High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria£8,395,055
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China£7,936,890
Embassy of the Russian Federation£5,998,095
Embassy of the Republic of Poland£5,267,770
High Commission of the Republic of Ghana£5,001,105
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan£4,652,755
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany£4,637,610
The Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan£3,941,600
Kenya High Commission£3,260,940
High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan£3,129,060
Embassy of the Republic of Korea£2,636,320
Embassy of France£2,548,500
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba£2,466,240
High Commission for the United Republic of Tanzania£2,295,470
Embassy of Spain£2,194,440
Embassy of Algeria£2,191,230
High Commission for the Republic of South Africa£1,975,280
Sierra Leone High Commission£1,924,395
Embassy of Romania£1,868,260
Embassy of Ukraine£1,673,830
Embassy of Greece£1,665,450
Turkish Embassy£1,578,100
Cyprus High Commission£1,435,080

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