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Renewed calls for road pricing after May freezes fuel duty

FUEL DUTY

Rhodri Clark
12 October 2018
The FTA’ s Christopher Snelling said new tools are needed to kerb emissions
The FTA’ s Christopher Snelling said new tools are needed to kerb emissions

 

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that fuel duty will again be frozen in the Budget has given renewed impetus to calls for the introduction of road pricing to address air quality and congestion in urban areas.

Supporters and critics of May’s decision told LTT this week that local authorities tasked with reducing urban air pollution needed more targeted methods of driving behaviour change, including road pricing.

As further evidence of a “disconnect” in government...

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