Cleaner air for the next generation

We are seeking to improve air quality in some of the most polluted areas. We are supporting local authorities with funding worth more than £260 million to tackle the worst levels of air pollution at busy road junctions and hotspots. Our role includes:-

Calling evidence on cutting harmful emissions caused by the burning of fuels. We are consulting on a range of issues including encouraging people to switch from house coal and new powers for local authorities.

Restricting air pollution from combustion plants and generators. New regulations are expected to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions by 43 per cent – helping the UK meet its 2030 targets.

Introducing a one-off tax on diesel cars. Their First-Year Rate will be calculated as if they were in the VED band above.