Greater Manchester leaders are proposing to charge the dirtiest commercial vehicles to drive in the conurbation under their latest air quality plans, revealed by the M.E.N. today. While no decision has yet been made, officials have been asked to look in detail at a potential 'clean air zone' covering all ten council areas, which would use cameras to tax the most polluting vans, lorries, taxis and buses - but not private cars. The move is the result of orders from government that force all councils with serious pollution problems to slash deadly nitrogen dioxide levels as quickly as possible. Local leaders - who are keen to avoid hitting private motorists with penalties - agreed in private on Friday that their 'preferred' measure would currently be to charge all of the most polluting commercial vehicles entering or driving around Greater Manchester. Here we outline how the measure could work. Vans The proposal would charge all diesel light goods vehicles that do not comply with the EU's … [Read more...] about How would Greater Manchester’s latest clean air tax proposal work?