Clean Air Zone: Petition calls for stop Manchester car tax as Mayor Andy Burnham intervenes


A petition was launched about four months ago calling on the Mayor of Greater Manchester to “shut down” the clean air zone. The Clean Air Zone will launch in May and will charge some car owners a daily fee for driving in the area if their car is not compatible.

Private cars, motorcycles and mopeds are not affected although carbs and private hire vehicles will be charged £ 7.50 per day and vans and minibuses will be charged £ 10.

Large non-compliant vehicles like coaches, buses and heavy goods vehicles (heavy goods vehicles) will pay the daily rate of £ 60 per day.

The petition asks the following questions: “Do you remember him or someone in Greater Manchester asking you if you wanted this?

“We weren’t! What democracy is this?

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Many drivers have voiced their opposition to the clean air zone, with some taxi drivers saying it will be “the beginning of the end for black taxis” in the city.

It comes as a number of other cities across the UK are planning to launch Clean Air Zones, including Edinburgh, Oxford and Bristol.

Andy Burnham went on to say: ‘To be fair, the government has provided £ 120million. But there are two big problems.

“They refused our request for additional funding for low income people with older vehicles.

“Growing supply chain issues affecting prices and people’s ability to find a compliant vehicle.

“Local conservative politicians are determined to call this ‘Andy Burnham’s charge’. Why?

“To deflect the blame from the government and let it off the hook for the full support it needs.”

“It suits their political interests, but it won’t protect GM jobs and businesses.

“I think the right way to go from there is for GM to fight like one man for changes to the program to protect jobs and businesses.

“We will publish our proposals shortly as part of a GM campaign. We hope that everyone who has signed this petition will feel able to support it. “

It will be the largest CAZ in England, covering 10 local authority areas in Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and the towns of Manchester and Salford).


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