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£10 diesel tax is supposed to encourage greener vans

TRADES and van drivers operating in central London will have to shell out an extra tenner just to get to work, if Mayor Boris Johnson gets his way.

The £10 diesel tax, doubles the daily cost to van drivers operators entering central London, because it will be on top of the normal congestion zone charge under proposals being drafted by Mayor Boris Johnson.

And several other major UK cities are considering following London’s example on low emission zones backed by charges and penalties. Johnson is also pressing the government to charge all diesel drivers more statutory vehicle tax.

The £10 diesel tax could represent a huge extra financial burden on companies having to trade in London and other large UK cities.

Pressure is growing on city councils to improve air quality to avoid fines from the European Commission after it launched legal proceedings against the UK in February for breaching pollution limits.

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