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Tories announce plan to scrap outer London Ulez

10/06/2024

The Conservatives plan to scrap outer London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) if re-elected, Transport Sectary Mark Harper revealed over the weekend.

City Hall hails ‘dramatic’ air quality improvements

12/03/2024

Air quality in the capital has improved ‘much faster’ than in the rest of the UK because of policies introduced by the London mayor, according to a report.

Arrests over ULEZ camera explosion

19/12/2023

Two men have been arrested amid an investigation into an explosion in Sidcup that damaged a ULEZ camera and surrounding property.

Investigation launched into ULEZ camera explosion

08/12/2023

The Metropolitan Police has launched a criminal investigation after an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) camera in Sidcup exploded on Wednesday night.

Councillors ‘powerless and penniless’ on clean air

09/11/2023

Elected members do not believe that councils have the powers or budgets to make meaningful change on air quality, research has found.

Khan hails ULEZ compliance as revenue doubles

31/10/2023

London mayor Sadiq Khan has welcomed new data showing that compliance rates in the new outer London part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) have nearly caught up with those in inner London.

Boroughs to get opt out from future ULEZ-style schemes

13/10/2023

Legislation that will enable London boroughs to opt out of future road charging schemes has been welcomed as ‘an enormous step forwards in local democracy’.

15 minute cities 'don't exist'

09/10/2023

Civil servants are battling to explain to ministers that concepts like ’15-minute cities’, said to restrict people’s ability to shop, ‘don’t really exist'.

Sunak launches fight for motorists

02/10/2023

The Government has announced plans to discourage English councils from bringing in 20mph and traffic reduction measures.

Tower Hamlets to remove LTN road closures

21/09/2023

Tower Hamlets has decided to remove its low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) road closures despite the majority of affected residents supporting the measures.

PM delays new petrol and diesel ban to 2035

21/09/2023

PM Rishi Sunak has delayed the Government's ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030 to 2035.

Council net zero efforts at risk, LGIU warns

19/09/2023

Disputes over London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) and Low Traffic Networks (LTNs), combined with the cost-of-living crisis, put net zero efforts at risk.

No investigation over ULEZ research collusion claims

15/09/2023

There will be no investigation into the London Mayor’s deputy for environment over reports that she urged scientists to counter research relating to low emissions zones, the Mayor's office has said today.

RAC urges councils to install ULEZ signs

29/08/2023

Local authorities surrounding London have been advised to install signs warning drivers of today’s expansion of the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Vehicle emission schemes raise £418m

24/08/2023

More than £400m in fees and penalties has been generated from vehicle emission schemes in England, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed.

City Hall accused of countering science on ULEZ

22/08/2023

Sadiq Khan’s office has been accused of trying to counter scientists who suggested London's ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) had little impact on pollution.

Khan tells neighbouring councils to ‘put politics aside’ over ULEZ

18/08/2023

London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire county councils to ‘put their politics aside’ and allow the installation of ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) infrastructure.

Home County drivers face taxation without representation

14/08/2023

Cllr Phil Bibby, executive member for Highways & Transport, Hertfordshire County Council sets out why some local authorities are opposed to the ULEZ expansion.

Labour U-turns on support for clean air zones

14/08/2023

Labour has scrapped its public support for ULEZ-style clean air zones across the country.

Majority of ULEZ scrappage scheme remains unclaimed

09/08/2023

More than £71.5m of the original £110m pot for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) scrappage scheme has gone unclaimed, new figues have revealed.

Khan urges critics to join him in call for southeast scrappage scheme

07/08/2023

Sadiq Khan has urged Home Counties councils to join him in calling on the Government to fund a southeast scrappage scheme for non-ULEZ compliant cars.

ULEZ scrappage scheme extended

04/08/2023

Sadiq Khan has announced that the ULEZ scrappage scheme will be expanded, with grants of £2000 being made available to all Londoners with a non-compliant car.

London borough set to launch its own £1m scrappage scheme

03/08/2023

Merton Council is planning to introduce a £1m vehicle scrappage scheme, helping residents replace cars that are not ULEZ compliant.

Now I am become Uxbridge, destroyer of rational climate discourse

01/08/2023

Jason Torrance, UK100, responds to the Government’s criticism of clean air zones, low-traffic neighbourhoods and other net zero schemes.

Mayor Khan wins ULEZ expansion legal battle

28/07/2023

There is no legal impediment to the Mayor of London’s expansion of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to outer London, the High Court has ruled.

Hertfordshire CC refuses to allow ULEZ signs

26/07/2023

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) signs and enforcement cameras will not be permitted in Hertfordshire, the council leader has told London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Essex bans ULEZ signage

14/07/2023

Essex CC has voted to ban signs relating to the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) ahead of the scheme’s scheduled expansion to the county’s borders in August.

Court widens grounds in ULEZ challenge

31/05/2023

The High Court has allowed further grounds to be added to the Judicial Review into the proposed expansion of the ULEZ to outer London.

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