The boss of a scaffolding firm that won a legal case after refusing to pay LEZ fines is now crowdfunding to assemble a legal team and prove that the ULEZ is unlawful

Noel Willcox, MD at Elevation Access, took Transport for London (TfL) to an appeal tribunal, which found that the LEZ signs provided no information about the charging regime and ruled in his favour.

His truck had racked up thousands of pounds in penalties after driving into the LEZ.

Now he wants to continue his fight with a legal challenge against the ULEZ: “I am convinced that the LEZ and ULEZ signs are wrong,” Willcox said.

“And I’m also convinced that motorists are being charged unlawfully. This isn’t just about getting his or others’ money back. It’s about decency, values, and the sort of world we want to live in.”

Howard Cox, FairFuelUK founder and Reform UK’s London mayoral candidate, said the TfL schemes were breaking the law and claimed London mayor Sadiq Khan was acting “irresponsibly”.

He said: “They were beaten in a law court by this brave small businessman who showed unequivocally all LEZ road signage is indeed illegal.

“Yet Khan’s brainwashed and scaremongering transport team believe they are above the law.”

A spokeswoman for TfL said the tribunal adjudicator ruled against TfL because it had not submitted evidence in time.

TfL also said no fines in the LEZ case had been paid by Willcox, therefore no refunds had been issued to the businessman.

“The LEZ signs were deemed lawful by the DfT in 2008,” said the TfL spokeswoman.

“Due to a processing error the correct evidence was not supplied to the adjudicator in time in this case.”