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Congestion tax 'works' in Stockholm, but could it in Manchester?

Public transport in Manchester would have seen a "vast improvement" had residents voted "yes" in the 2008 congestion charge referendum, the city's council leader Sir Richard Leese has told the BBC.

Manchester is one of the most congested cities in Europe.

Stockholm's solution to traffic jams and pollution was to introduce a congestion tax in the Swedish capital. As in Manchester, many opposed the idea, but has it worked?

BBC North West Tonight's Business Correspondent Mark Edwardson reports:

  • 27 Jan 2016
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