Birmingham City Council is looking for business input as it undertakes a feasibility study exploring the best ways to address air quality. It is particularly interested in the views of local businesses that rely on logistics and whether they have the potential to reduce the associated emissions from this. Birmingham is canvassing opinions via an online survey, which closes on 9th October and can be found here.
The city is one of five across the UK that the Government believes will need to introduce a charging clean air zone before 2020. The five – Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton, need to produce their initial plans by March 2018. The BVRLA is in discussions with officials at all of these cities about the role the vehicle rental and leasing sector can play in helping local individuals and businesses adapt to any local clean air zone requirements. The government’s clean air zone framework stipulates that they must use a minimum emissions standard of Euro 4 for petrol vehicles and Euro 6 for diesel.
More details of the BVRLA’s policy stance on the issue of air quality and clean air zones can be found online.