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 […]

‘Government should consider diesel scrappage scheme’

The government should consider a diesel scrappage scheme to tackle harmful pollution from cars. That’s the suggestion from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) in response to Department of Food and Environmental Affairs’ (DEFRA) consultation on air quality. It also stated the Tory administration should ensure changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) announced earlier this year […]