The government has given Birmingham City Council the green light to roll out a charging clean air zone (CAZ) and approved £38m of mitigation funding. This includes £10.05m to help local hauliers and coach operators upgrade their fleets to the required Euro-6 standard. Announcing the government’s approval for its plan the council also confirmed it will be granting a number of exemptions for eligible hauliers. The exemptions will cover hauliers with HGVs registered within the CAZ who will get an […]
The UK government has been accused of ‘passing the buck’ over clean air policies and ignoring practical solutions to reduce emissions.
From April 2019 the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into effect in central London, with an extended north-south ULEZ announced for 2021. At CitySprint, we believe the introduction of government initiatives such as the T-charge and the ULEZ are necessary steps in combating urban pollution – and we anticipate that other cities will follow suit. The logistics industry has long understood its effect on the environment; it can no longer afford not to take practical steps […]
The government has rejected Greater Manchester’s request for a £116m support fund to help local businesses upgrade to compliant fleet vehicles.