Hot on the heels of France’s announcement earlier in the month, the UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the country from 2040. It is part of a wider £3bn clean air strategy designed to combat air pollution in the country.
As part of this, a £255m fund will created for local councils to assist them in efforts to tackle emissions. Of this, £40m is being made available immediately. The fund will be partially financed by changes to tax on diesel vehicles.