Government launches green van plans

15th May 2018


The government has revealed its plans to make low-emission vans more affordable in a bid to tackle pollution in towns and cities.

Launching a consultation on vehicle excise duty for vans, Robert Jenrick, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said those living in urban areas have a right to clean air.

Ministers are asking for views on reforms to the duty, currently a £250 flat rate for all vans, to make greener models more affordable.

Fewer than one in every 200 vans bought in 2016/17 was an ultra-low emission model.

Jenrick said: “We want to be the first government to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.

“One of the ways we can do this is by using the tax system to help drivers afford greener choices.”

Read more on the GOV.UK website.