It is reported that plans for a ‘toxin tax’, after repeated calls for a diesel scrappage scheme, will be unveiled to crack down on air pollution
Drivers of diesel cars could soon be hit by a new fee of up to £20 a day, it is reported today.
Plans for a so-called ‘toxin tax’ will be unveiled this week by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom to crack down on air pollution, according to the Sunday Times.
It reports around 35 towns and cities will have bans on diesel cars and commercial vehicles, daily charges on them entering the busiest areas, or a mixture of the two.
Up to 10million cars could be affected in cities including Leeds, Southampton, Nottingham and Derby, it is reported.
Councils in each area would consult on the details, and newer diesel cars would reportedly be excluded.
It follows repeated calls for a scrappage scheme to phase out polluting diesel vehicles.