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The delayed Clean Air Zone online vehicle checking service has gone online ahead of the introduction of CAZs in Leeds and Birmingham later this year.

The website was meant to be ready by October last year ahead of the schemes’ roll-outs in January 2020, but as a result of the delays, both CAZs are not expected to launch until July,

The tool – a service developed by the Government – will help company car and van drivers check if their vehicle is complaint with the standards to avoid paying a charge.

Clean Air Zone Sign

Leeds City Council is bringing in a ‘Class B’ Clean Air Zone, which will see charges levied on older polluting buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles and HGVs while Birmingham City Council is bringing in a ‘Class D’ charging zone, which will also apply to some vans and private cars.

Other towns and cities are also planning or mulling over introducing CAZs in the coming years and will be responsible for setting the minimum standards and charges.

The tool can be accessed here.