Fines for motoring offences in London are set to go up in the New Year.

Transport for London has announced plans to increase the Congestion Charge Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) from January 2, with a proposed increase for offences on its road network later next year after a Secretary of State review.

The Congestion Charge PCN is issued to motorists who do not pay the fee for entering the Congestion Charge zone.

The fines will be going up from £65 to £80, or £130 to £160 for late payment, after a public consultation from September to November this year.

There has been a 12 per cent increase in the number of motorists issued a penalty charge notice (PCN) in the last five years, from 1.3 million in 2011 to 1.5 million in 2017.

Paul Cowperthwaite, TfL’s general manager for road user charging, said: “We want to make London's street safer and healthier places that are less dominated by the car.

“Although the Congestion Charge has been effective in reducing the number of cars entering central London, we have seen a 12 per cent increase in the number of motorists being issued with PCNs in the last five years.

“This shows that the deterrent factor of the existing PCN has reduced over time. The new PCN level will help improve compliance and also encourage people to consider cheaper and more active alternative forms of travel."

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling is set to assess TfL’s proposals to increase PCNs for offences which take place on their road network.