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Clean Air Zone's support and exemptions

Clean Air Zone's support and exemptions

What is already available and what we're planning to do.

Local support and exemptions

We'll do what we can to support people who are most impacted by the Clean Air Zone, including low income workers and residents inside the zone.

There'll be one-year exemptions for groups including:

  • residents and businesses based in the zone
  • people and businesses working in the zone
  • individuals earning less than £26,000 a year
  • hospital patients and visitors
  • blue badge holders

The exemptions are to give time for people to take advantage of financial support to upgrade to less polluting vehicles.

We'll share more information about exemptions and the financial support once government approve the Full Business Case for the Clean Air Zone in autumn 2022.

National exemptions

Find out about national CAZ exemptions and existing support available (GOV.UK).