The Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) has issued an update on the latest progress for Clean Air Zones (CAZs).


Bristol was added to the Government’s vehicle checker on Monday 14th February. You can check the ‘Drive in a clean air zone’ page to find out if you will be charged. General information on the planned Clean Air Zone can be found at Clean Air For Bristol.


The lead in period for the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been extended. Instead of being introduced in January (as originally planned), the Bradford CAZ is expected to be launched later in 2022. This will allow businesses more time to use the Clean Air Funding available and upgrade their vehicles

Bradford was added to the Government’s vehicle checker on Monday 15th November.

Further information on Bradford’s CAZ is available at breathe better BRADFORD, including a map of the CAZ.

Greater Manchester

Earlier this month, the Government granted permission to Greater Manchester Authorities to delay the implementation of their Clean Air Zone. For further information, please see the Press Notice, as well as a joint statement from: Jo Churchill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Councillor Andrew Western, GMCA portfolio lead for clean air.

Please also visit Cleanairgm to remain updated.


Portsmouth’s Class B CAZ has been live since 29 November 2021. Non-compliant vehicles driven in Portsmouth are now subject to charge.

Details of compliance requirements and exemptions can be found here. Operators of vehicles which are eligible for an exemption are urged to apply as soon as possible.

How do I check and pay?

Check if you will be charged and make a payment here.