Air quality

London freight operators could face Ultra Low Emission Zone by 2018

July 29, 2016 Hayley Pink

Freight operators working in London may face tougher emissions regulations as early as 2018 if air quality proposals from the London Assembly Environment Committee are acted upon. London has been urged to roll-out its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as early as 2018, as well as mandating a minimum Euro-5 standard in the proposed T-Charge aimed at the most-polluting vehicles. The recommendations were made in response to London mayor Sadiq Khan’s own proposals announced last month to clamp down on […]

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Clean air zones

July 8, 2020 jasmine Flintham

Motor Transport clean air page, in association with Ryder    According to Public Health England, air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure. There is strong evidence that air pollution causes the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and lung cancer, and exacerbates asthma. The UK government has spent the past few years locked in a legal wrangle with environmental law firm […]