The BVRLA has established a new Air Quality Working Group to discuss emerging air quality plans and to develop a solid policy position on the range of pollution measures being proposed across the UK.
With growing pressure on the Government to tackle fine particulate matter (PM2.5), as well as tailpipe emissions, there have been daily announcements by local authorities on how they plan to tackle air quality issues – whether this is via a charging Clean Air Zone, a Low Emission Zone, a Zero Emission Zone, a diesel ban, a city centre car ban or by nudging people away from car use via increased parking charges or congestion charging.
This is leading to a fragmented and confusing landscape which will be very difficult for fleets to navigate.
Last week, the BVRLA expressed concern that the payment portal which has been developed by the Joint Air Quality Unit for payment of Clean Air Zones will have no autopay functionality making it bureaucratic and difficult for fleets.
Working Group members will help to inform how the association works with government, both locally and nationally, to represent the sector and the interests of members.
For further information on the group or to express an interest in attending, contact BVRLA Senior Policy Adviser Catherine Bowen.