Politics and Policy

By William Eichler | February 24, 2017

Give councils power to charge most polluting vehicles to enter cities says report

Give councils power to charge most polluting vehicles to enter cities says report

Councils are ‘vital’ for tackling air pollution in their local areas, and can use the planning system and business rate exemptions to do so, report argues.

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