Tag: Clean Air

As of 1st June 2021; Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone went into Effect

The official 'soft-touch' launch of the area has started; with drivers' having until 11:59:59pm 13 June 2021 to get ready for the new daily fee or ensure a suitable exemption has been obtained. The zone will run 24-hours hours a day; with drivers having multiple methods to pay for the charge via the Government payment scheme website, or by phone (0300 029 8888 - Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm). For more details on the zone; including it's launch event & associated…

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The cost of compliance and cleaner city air

What might we expect in the wake of last month's High Court ruling, which found against the government's current clean air strategy? The legally binding outcome, which is not being appealed, compels ministers to come up with a new plan to radically reduce NOx pollution. And fast. But planning is one thing: delivering it equitably, even painlessly, is quite another. There's more. The FTA (Freight Transport Association) and others were concerned that DEFRA's (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)…

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