The Mayor of London is introducing an Ultra Low Emission Zone
From 8 April 2019 the ULEZ will replace the T-Charge and operate within the current Congestion Charging Zone
- March 21, 2019 14:30
- Olya Georgieva
Air pollution is currently a significant challenge that London faces and a high priority issue for residents. The Ultra Low Emission Zone is being introduced to improve the air we breathe by bringing in measures to encourage more efficient freight deliveries, more walking and more use of public transport. ULEZ will cover central London from 2019 but under the new plans will be extended massively to all of inner London two years later.
The emissions zone will come into force on 8 April and has been described as the “toughest emission standards of any world city” by Transport for London. To ensure Londoners are prepared for the higher taxes of the ULEZ and to off London’s small businesses help, the City Council has created a 23 million GBP fund to encourage small businesses, charities, and health services to scrap heavy-polluting diesel vehicles. Small businesses and charities can apply for up to 6000 GBP in funding to switch from high-polluting vehicles to cleaner alternatives.