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Briefing to outline how Birmingham clean air zone will impact fleets

Fleets in the Birmingham area are being invited to a free breakfast briefing that will outline the new clean air zone and the impact it will have on local companies when it is introduced from January 2020.

Birmingham is planning a Class D clean air zone from 2020

The city was one of five – also including Nottingham, Derby, Leeds and Southampton – that were identified under the Government’s 2015 air quality plan as requiring action, and is planning a ‘Class D’ clean air zone that would see drivers of non-Euro 6 compliant diesels and non-Euro 4 compliant petrol vehicles face charges on all roads within the ring road.

The breakfast briefing – taking place in the Library of Birmingham at 8.00am on Thursday 29 November – will advise local fleet operators about the preparations they need to make ahead of 2020, and is being hosted by Alphabet and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC).

The breakfast briefing will feature representation from Birmingham City Council, with Councillor Waseem Zaffar MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, as well as industry experts and business leaders including Paul Faulkner, CEO of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), Simon Carr, chief commercial officer for Alphabet (GB) and Tim Anderson from the Energy Saving Trust.

Simon Carr, Chief Commercial Officer of Alphabet (GB) Limited, said: “Significant changes are coming in little more than a year which will undoubtedly improve Birmingham’s air quality but research shows that 40% of local companies are still unaware of the changes and the impact new CAZ regulations hold for their business. As one of the UK’s leading providers of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles, we’re keen to share our expertise to help fleet operators to understand and navigate the change ahead of the introduction of the new clean air zone.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.