Launching in January 2020, Leeds City Council plan to charge buses, HGVs, taxis and diesel private hire vehicles who fail to meet the Euro 6 emission standards £50 per day to enter the Leeds Clean Air Zone. The aim of the Clean Air Zone is to improve air quality as quickly as possible. Operators whose vehicles fail to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard will have to decide whether to pass on the charge or pay the charge. The Road Haulage Association recently issued a press release highlighting its concerns for operators and suggesting an intelligent phased approach to the Clean air Zone to give operators time to upgrade their vehicles.
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