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  • Emission Surcharge removed, as this has now been replaced by the ULEZ.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.

Updates for 2021:

  • Updated reference point for information on Clean Air Zones

  • Confirmation of the delayed start date for the tightening of the London-wide LEZ to 1 March 2021.

  • Updated levels of penalties

  • Inclusion of level of penalties for Low Emission Zones. 

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

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