Clean Air Zones
The Government has a long term strategy to improve air quality across the country by discouraging the use of older, more polluting, vehicles and has a short term goal to reduce the number of areas in the UK where air pollution breaches legal limits. As a result, cities and Local Authorities across the UK have been tasked with improving air quality in their areas through implementation of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Many of these areas are exploring charging high polluting vehicles to enter their zones (as London already does). These charges could be up to £200 per day for the most-polluting vehicles. Any vehicles meeting set emissions standards (Euro VI) would avoid the charge.