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Apr 24, 2017

CLEAN AIR PLAN * UK - Cost of compliance more than 150% of annual turnover

* England - Truckers call clean-air plan: Budget buster

--- The government says the zones designated for Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton by 2020 are meant to reduce pollution in city centers and encourage the replacement of old, polluting vehicles with modern, cleaner vehicles... Trucking group warns of economic fallout from proposed clean-air zones... The U.K.’s Freight Transport Assn. is calling for a national scrappage scheme to help businesses meet operating costs under the government’s proposed Clean Air Zones... Local authorities will be able to set charges only at levels designed to reduce pollution, not to raise additional revenue beyond recovering the costs of the program. But the freight-transport group believes this is not enough... The trucking lobby suggests the additional cost of compliance could be more than 150% of annual turnover for some small and medium-sized businesses... 
London, EN, UK - WardsAuto, by Alan Harman - Apr 21, 2017

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