From the 30th of May 2022 Greater Manchester will be introducing a charging Clean Air Zone, this is to help reduce harmful air pollution in and around the city as well as local roads. Making the city region safer for overall health and wellbeing. As a result, some of the most polluting vehicles both commercial and passenger will have to pay a daily charge to travel in the Zone.
The Clean Air Zone
Designed to protect health and well-being by reducing harmful nitrogen dioxide air pollution at the roadside. If vehicles do not meet emissions standards, they become non-compliant and will therefore have to pay to drive within the zone. The charges are currently listed as:
- Heavy goods vehicles: £60 from 30 May 2022
- Buses: £60 from 30 May 2022
- Coaches: £60 from 30 May 2022 (exemptions available)
- Vans (light goods vehicles): £10 from 1 June 2023
- Minibuses: £10 from 1 June 2023
- Hackney cabs and private hire vehicles: £7.50 from 30 May 2022 (exemptions available)
- Motorcaravans: Depends on the tax class of the vehicle
The idea behind it is to encourage individuals to make the switch to cleaner vehicles. You can find out if your vehicle is affected here.
The Financial Support Scheme
There is £120m worth of government funding for all eligible Greater Manchester people, businesses, and organisations. This is to help people to upgrade their fleet with cleaner vehicles which would then not be subject to the daily charges. The Clean Air Financial Support Scheme is currently open to applications from eligible heavy goods vehicle (HGV) owners, with applications for other vehicle owners due to open in late January 2022. Information will be required regarding yourself, your vehicle, and your business or organisation.
Recognised Truck Supplier
Cromwell Trucks has been recognised as an accredited vehicle dealer under the new scheme. Providing Euro 6 compliant vehicles meeting emission standards. Meaning, all Cromwell Truck customers who buy a Euro 6 vehicle are exempt from the daily charge.
We are one of the UK’s leading used truck dealers, buying and supplying quality used trucks from all the major manufacturers, like DAF, Iveco, Mitsubishi, and Hino, for the past 65 years. With a wide range of vehicles, such as scaffold trucks, box vans, and cranes to ex-council trucks, skip loaders, and tipper trucks.
Our offices are open 7 days a week, you can contact a member of our experienced sales team today on 01922 663628, to avoid your daily charges.