Clean Air Zone Postponement

IN RESPONSE to news that the government is postponing the introduction of all Clean Air Zone (CAZs) until 2021, Natalie Chapman, head of urban policy at FTA commented;  ‘FTA has been urging government to delay the introduction of CAZs urgently to allow businesses to focus their efforts on keeping goods moving throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, so we are pleased to receive a letter confirming the implementation of the schemes will indeed be postponed until at least January 2021.

‘With the industry focusing all its attention on ensuring the public, supermarkets and other retailers continue to receive the essential items they need during the pandemic, logistics businesses simply do not have the resources to dedicate to preparing for the imminent introduction of CAZs.

‘Once the immediacy of the coronavirus crisis comes to an end, FTA will continue to work with Defra to ensure the detail of the schemes take into account the needs of businesses whilst delivering improvements to air quality.’

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