Clean air zones (CAZ)

What is CAZ?

Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are areas where you will have to pay a daily charge to enter them with a vehicle that does not meet the set emissions standards.

When will CAZ be introduced?

The following is a list of the first cities to confirm they will be introducing CAZ. Many other cities are considering CAZ as well. You can use the BVRLA CAZ map as a helpful way to keep up to date with the plans for each city.

Bath – 15th March 2021
Birmingham – 1st June 2021
London ULEZ Expansion – October 2021

Which vehicle does CAZ apply to?

Any vehicle entering a CAZ that does not meet the emissions standards set by the local authority.

Notable exemptions for business vehicles:

Vans that meet Euro 6 (diesel) or Euro 4 (petrol) emissions standards
Ultra-low emission vehicles, such as electric or many hybrid vehicles.
Before entering a CAZ, you should check if the charge applies to your vehicle on the government website.

How do I pay the daily charge for a CAZ?

You can check whether the charge applies to your vehicle and pay the daily charge on the government website.

Why is the government introducing CAZ?

The purpose of a CAZ is to reduce harmful Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) vehicle emissions in our cities by discouraging the use of polluting vehicles and travel methods through financial charges.

CAZs are part of the government’s plans announced in 2015 to improve air quality across the UK.