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London to Introduce Higher Tax for Polluting Cars

2019-02-07 23:00
LONDON—London’s emission rules are about to become stricter as older cars face a higher daily charge upon entering central London. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called the city’s air a public health crisis and is enforcing the new rules in order to lower nitrogen oxide emissions and fine particulate matter, both of which can be toxic to human health. Beginning on April 8, 2019, it will cost some motorists 24 pounds ($31) to enter central London. But some said the mayor’s method of taxing motorists in hopes of improving air quality doesn’t add up and are concerned that the new regulations could drive many small companies out of business.