Chamber pledge to monitor Clean Air Zone once it is put into force - The Solihull Observer

Chamber pledge to monitor Clean Air Zone once it is put into force

Correspondent 3rd Jun, 2021   0

THE impact of the Clean Air Zone in the city centre is to be monitored by the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Chamber.

The pledge comes after reported glitches in the system and the decision to give drivers a fortnight to come to terms with the new arrangements.

GBCC worked with Birmingham City Council to help businesses prepare for the city’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to help mitigate its effects.

They included a reduction in fines for non-compliant vehicles, money generated from the CAZ being put back into the city’s transport infrastructure, transparency on how much money is generated and where it is being spent and ensuring the city council secured a suitable amount of money from the Government to offer financial support for those businesses affected.

“Over the past two years, the Chamber has worked hard on behalf of its members to ensure that businesses were aware of the Zone but also lobbied vigorously on their behalf to ensure the financial support structures were in place to help those firms most affected,” said Henrietta Brealey, the GBCC’s chief executive.

“Over the next few weeks and months, we will continue to monitor feedback from businesses to assess the impact it’s having on their output, and if we find that there are firms that are being adversely affected, we will work closely with Birmingham City Council to lobby Government to try and get the support they need.

“Anyone still unsure on how the Zone might impact their business should take a look our Business Toolkit, which contains a raft of information on how to check whether your vehicle is compliant with the new rules, information on accessing financial support, implementing travel plans and how to upgrade vehicles if necessary.”

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