As ULEZ areas expand, more and more people will pay the cost. With the geographic scope of the Ultra Low Emission Zone scheme set to grow at the end of August, business owners in places like Essex are worried about the economic impact.
In a bid to limit pollution, non-conforming cars are subject to a £12.50 daily charge to enter ULEZ zones. Residents and business owners are sharply divided on the costs and benefits of the policy championed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The BBC has the story.
The current zone runs inside the north and south circular but on 29 August London Mayor Sadiq Khan is set to expand its borders out to the M25.
It means vehicles which do not meet the standard – usually petrol cars and vans registered before 2006 – will have to pay the charge if they drive anywhere within the zone. …
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