New national CAZ charging system goes live

The Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit has launched a new online portal to help individuals and businesses with compliance ahead of new Clean Air Zones being implemented across the UK this year.

The first Clean Air Zones will launch in Bath on 15 March and Birmingham on 1 June 2021.

This new online service, being hosted on the Gov.UK website, allows businesses with more than one vehicle to create an account, upload, and check compliance of UK registered vehicles. The system will confirm if the vehicles meet emissions standards in a Zone using the number plates upload and those vehicles that do not meet the required standards will be subject to a charge.

Business users can:

  • Upload number plates via spreadsheet (CSV) or one-by-one. Invite up to 10 colleagues to help manage the account and assign various permissions.
  • View maps of the Clean Air Zones and see when they go-live.
  • Find out about any charging exemptions.
  • Set up payment from a bank account - this function will be available shortly.

Further details on which local authorities are considering Clean Air Zones can be found on the BVRLA website