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WITH JUST over two months until London recovery operators are forced to comply with the LEZ, a last ditch attempt to make mayor Boris Johnson agree to an exemption is underway. The Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) recovery group is trying to schedule talks with TfL and Johnson to convince them their strategy has severe implications for businesses in London. Yesterday a delegation led by Croydon-based recov erer Phil Elliott and UKIP mayoral candidate Lawrence Webb delivered a letter to TfL demanding hauliers remain exempt from the LEZ. RHA recovery group chair Nikki King says hauliers can’t replace expensive equipment and many can’t afford exhaust filters: “We have an exemption from the congestion charge on the grounds that we provide a vital service to London, so we want something similar for the LEZ.”