Restrictions on store deliveries in London could be driving up the prices retailers in the capital have to pay for their goods.
That's the claim of David James, a Londis retail sales manager who has responsibility for east London. James said that the current rules restricting deliveries to peak times adversely affected small suppliers who are forced to make up the cost of congestion charging in the prices they charge.
James backs a London Retail Consortium campaign which calls on London's politicians to recognise the crucial role of the road network in getting goods onto shelves. It wants a relaxation of the rules on delivery times.