UK Government launches £260m package to tackle air pollution

An initial £40 million is being provided for councils to take action “as soon as possible”, including conducting targeted feasibility studies

UK Government accused of treating air quality as ‘box-ticking exercise’

A joint report from four committees says the government has failed to protect the public from “poisonous air”, with 40,000 early deaths costing the UK £20 billion annually

Budget 2017: Tax hike for diesel cars and new £220m Clean Air Fund

  The government is introducing a temporary levy on diesel cars in a bid to reduce air pollution. It is part of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget announcement, which follows the government’s draft air quality plan earlier this year. Under the new plans, from April 2018, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for diesel cars that don’t meet […]

Uber to add ‘green’ fee to London rides

  Uber has announced plans to add a green surcharge to its fares to help pay for cleaner vehicles. It has pledged for all UberX cars in London to be electric or hybrid by the end of 2019. To achieve this, it will be launching a ‘Clean Air Fund’, worth more than £150 million to […]