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21 May 2019

10 things you need to know about Clean Air Zones

Business feature | PPC95 May 2019

Will your pest management business be affected by the new Clean Air Zones?

A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is an area where special measures are taken to improve air quality. Various local authorities, including Birmingham, Bath, Leeds and Glasgow, will be introducing CAZs over the next few years.

London has effectively been operating a CAZ for over a decade – London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) has imposed fees on older, dirtier vans and lorries since 2008.

Clean air zones - what you need to know

  1. A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is an area where special measures are taken to improve air quality
  2. A charging CAZ imposes fees on vehicles that do not meet minimum emissions standards
  3. A non-charging CAZ relies on other measures, such as improved public transport and cycle routes
  4. A total of 62 local authorities have been ordered to draw up clean air plans to reduce harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions
  5. It is up to the local authorities to decide whether these plans include CAZs – and what form those CAZs take
  6. The Government has stipulated, however, that non-charging measures should be preferred to charging measures
  7. Petrol cars and vans should avoid charges if they meet Euro 4 emission standards
  8. Diesel cars and vans should avoid charges if they meet Euro 6 emission standards
  9. London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) came into force on 8 April 2019. It imposes a daily fee of £12.50 on more polluting cars and vans
  10. Different areas will have different clean air policies. This will be a challenge for fleets that travel from area to area.

MORE INFORMATION

Get guidance on Clean Air Zones and operating vehicles in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
insights.leaseplan.co.uk

Source: PPC95

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