Manchester Mayor calls for more Government support for CAZ

The Manchester Mayor last week put out a statement about Greater Manchester’s forthcoming Clean Air Zone, calling on the Government for more support.

The joint statement from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Councillor Andrew Western, the city-region’s Clean Air lead read: 

“In March 2020, the Government instructed all ten Greater Manchester councils to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone to tackle harmful levels of air pollution and achieve compliance with legal standards by 2024 at the latest. 

“We know this is a major challenge for many individuals and businesses which is why we have always been clear with Ministers that it must be accompanied by a fair package of financial support. 

"While the Government has provided £120m, we are concerned that they have so far failed to agree to our request for additional support for those who will find it hardest to make the change. We also warned them of our ongoing concerns about the vehicle supply chain…” 

More information about the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone and see the BVRLA’s Clean Air Zones page.