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Campaigners welcome diesel car tax rise in clean air push

10 November 2017

Campaign for Better Transport responds to news today that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, is to increase taxes for new diesel cars in this year’s Autumn Budget. 

Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport said:

"We welcome reports that new diesel cars will face higher taxes in the Budget, which was a main feature in our Alternative transport budget, but it needs to be part of a wider package.

“We want to see the revenue used towards a Clean Air Fund, providing alternatives to diesel cars, including investment in better and cheaper public transport, healthy streets and clean air zones."

The Chancellor will deliver his Autumn Budget on 22 November.


For further information please contact Richard Watkins on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773 468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  • Read Campaign for Better Transport’s Alternative Transport Budget here.
  • Read our blog: Is the end in sight for polluting cars?
  • Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).