27 Feb '17, 3pm

We're asking the Chancellor for a new diesel levy to help fund urgent action on air pollution

The letter calls on the Chancellor to implement a one off payment of £800 on the first year rate for new diesel cars, not including existing diesel cars, with the additional money raised to be used to fund measures to reduce harmful levels of air pollution. Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport said: “Diesel cars are a major source of pollution in the UK and this new payment will go some way towards funding air quality measures, such as car scrappage schemes, which will help reduce our already dangerous levels of air pollution. "We want to see a smart scrappage scheme that supports greener alternatives such as season tickets, e-bikes, or car club membership. “No-one can hide from the devastating damage that vehicle emissions are causing to our environment and so we urge the Chancellor to help protect people’s health and introduce th...

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