The toxicity charge's aim is to cut pollution, but drivers who have no choice but to enter the city warn of huge knock-on effects.
Business groups have urged the Chancellor not to increase the tax burden on either companies or consumers in next month's Budget.
Shareholders are on track to receive a record �94bn in dividend payouts from UK listed companies this year, according to a study.
Penning the letter a day before the disaster, the passenger writes: "If all goes well we will arrive in New York (on) Wednesday".
A law to set a minimum price for selling alcohol in Wales is being unveiled later. Ministers believe tackling excessive drinking could save a life a week and mean 1,400 fewer hospital admissions a year.