The Government Joint Air Quality Unity (JAQU) has announced the introduction of Clean Air Zones will be delayed. The Government will “keep the timetable under review” but the introduction of Clean Air Zones is expected to be no earlier than January 2021.
The Government has acknowledged that many in the sector are providing vital services to the UK or have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAQU said that in order to provide certainty to those affected by Clean Air Zones, they will work with local authorities to delay introducing Clean Air Zones until after the COVID-19 outbreak response.
They will keep the timetable under review, but they expect the introduction of Clean Air Zones to be no earlier than January 2021. They will keep any delay “as short as possible”.
The Government is “committed to maintaining an open dialogue” and working with all key stakeholders and NFDA will continue to liaise with them and keep our members updated.