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Government ordered to publish air quality plans before General Election

The government has been told it must publish its plans on how to tackle air pollution within two weeks, after an application to delay the measures until after the General Election was rejected by the High Court. The decision was made by Mr Justice Garnham...

Ministers request clean air policy delay

Plans to tackle air pollution in the UK have been put on hold as the government applied yesterday (Monday 24th April) for an extension to a publication deadline - due yesterday at 4pm. The application has been made on the grounds that it would breach purdah...

Government attempts to delay air pollution plans

Diesel vehicles are back in the spotlight, after the government made a last-ditch effort to delay publishing its plan to combat air pollution problems in the UK. A European directive says that ministers have to publish a plan today (Monday 24th April) as...

London ULEZ planned for April 2019

Drivers of the most polluting cars who wish to enter London will have to pay £12.50 to do so from 8th April 2019, after Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn announced the launch date for the capital's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Revealed as part of a public...

Car Tax 2017 rates added to Car Tax Calculator

Next Green Car has updated its Car Tax Calculator to include the new VED system set to come into force on the 1st April 2017. The new calculator allows users to both check new car tax costs and those of used cars which come under previous VED rules. Full...

London and Paris launch green car check tool

A new online Clean Vehicle Checker service will be launched by the mayors of London and Paris, which uses Emissions Analytics data to provide a simple 'score' to help the cities' residents see which cars have the least environmental impact. The announcement...

Real world MPG figures available for Peugeot, Citroen and DS models

The PSA Group has published real-world fuel consumption data for 58 models from Peugeot, Citroen, and DS Automobiles. The data obtained from these tests mean that more than 1,000 variants of PSA Group cars can be accurately estimated for drivers and potential...

Car CO2 emissions at record low, but SMMT urges caution

Average CO2 emissions for new cars sold in the UK have fallen for a 19th consecutive year, with 2016's figure of 120.1 g/km CO2 improving on 2015's record by 1.1%, and down a third compared to levels in 2000. The reduction has come from two main areas,...

London Toxicity Charge to start in Autumn

The Mayor of London has confirmed that the "Toxicity Charge" will be introduced on Monday 23rd October. The introduction of the T-Charge will see motorists of older and more heavily polluting vehicles need to pay £10 to enter central London. With the...

Diesel scrappage scheme needed to tackle pollution says mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has called on the Government to set up a diesel scrappage scheme to help tackle air pollution in the capital. The proposals would cost up to £515 million and support both private and business users. Plans include providing...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:28th Apr 2017