Air Quality Restrictions

This chapter covers the implementation dates, vehicle requirements, access charges and enforcement of the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). It does not currently include Clean Air Zone (CAZs), as the details and scope of these are still to be confirmed – for the latest information on CAZs, please see FTA’s member-only briefing note - CAZ Briefing Zone.

Download the air quality restrictions chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Updates for 2020:

  • ULEZ has now been implemented.
  • Emission Surcharge removed, as this has now been replaced by the ULEZ.
  • The retrofit options available for HGVs.

 

Information on the topics below is available to FTA members by clicking on any available links or by downloading the Air Quality Restrictions chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law.

 

Contents:

  • London Low Emission Zone and Ultra-Low Emission Zone.
    • Implementation table.
    • Discounts and exemptions.
    • Enforcement.
    • Pollution abatement equipment and retrofit.
      • LEZ.
      • ULEZ.
    • Access charges (LEZ).
    • Penalties.

Download the air quality restrictions chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Need more information?

If you are an FTA member and have a query regarding this topic, or need more information, contact our Member Advice Centre

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