Sheffield’s clean air zone (CAZ) has now gone live, with non-compliant HGVs having to pay £50 a day to enter the inner ring road and city centre.

The Class C CAZ affects non-Euro-6 trucks from 27 February, as well as light goods vehicles, buses and coaches.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, co-chair of Sheffield city council’s transport regeneration and climate policy committee, said it had a “critical mission” to reduce exposure to NO2 emissions.

He added: “We are very aware of the challenges the introduction of the Clean Air Zone poses for businesses and vehicle owners and we empathise with those affected.

“We know it may impact some financially, that’s why we worked hard to secure the best financial package we could from the government for those who need support once the changes are live.”