London’s expanded ULEZ benefits more residents
London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) expanded in late August to cover all boroughs in Greater London. Now, drivers of vehicles that fail to meet minimum emissions standards are required to pay a daily fee. First implemented in 2015 in central London, the ULEZ has shown good results with a 50 per cent reduction in the main air pollutants and a third fewer children being admitted to hospital with air-pollution-related illnesses. The expansion is supported by a 160 million pounds scrappage scheme to help drivers with non-compliant vehicles and reduce the economic injustice of the ULEZ.