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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone ‘no longer required’, review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central Government has concluded. Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than …

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Government-mandated Clean Air Zone to launch in Birmingham in June 2021

The Government-mandated Clean Air Zone for Birmingham has been confirmed to launch on 1st June 2021. The announcement came following meetings with Rebecca Pow MP, the under-secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs and Rachel Maclean MP, the under-secretary of state for transport. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will …

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New data shows “dramatic improvement” in London’s air quality

City Hall has published new data showing ‘dramatic’ improvements in air quality across London since 2016. The report, which includes new data from the Environmental Research Group now at Imperial College London, reveals that the number of state primary and secondary schools located in areas exceeding legal pollution limits (NO2) …

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Reaching WHO targets for air quality ‘could boost UK economy by £1.6 billion’

Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost the UK economy by £1.6 billion annually, according to a new study. The report by CBI Economics, ‘Breathing Life into the UK Economy’, commissioned by the Clean Air Fund, found that three million working days a year are lost to air pollution …

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The impact of London’s ULEZ, one year on

65.3% of Londoners changed their mode of transport for London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone implemented last April, according to a Bikesure survey. The ULEZ is a 24/7 traffic management and emission reduction scheme which operates within the existing Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ) and is set to expand to the North and …

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