BBC: Manchester workplace parking levy considered by council

31st January 2018 ‘A workplace parking levy is one of a number of “solutions” being considered to reduce air pollution in Manchester. A similar levy in Nottingham will see firms charged more than £400 a year but Manchester is yet to decide who will pay if draft proposals are agreed. Councils have been asked by the government for proposals to tackle air pollution in towns and cities by March.

Backing the idea of a levy, Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT) said it would help tackle a “pollution crisis”. The UK has struggled to keep within EU limits on some pollutants, particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is produced by diesel engines and is linked to a range of respiratory diseases, including asthma. Only six of the 43 regions of the UK are within NO2 limits.’

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