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Leeds pauses clean air zone, BCA record sales day, Peugeot’s teacher offer

Leeds ices clean air zone plans

Leeds City Council has paused its plans to introduce an Clean Air Zone in the city, reportedly due to the improvements in air quality during the Coronavirus pandemic potentially leading to Government funding being withdrawn.

Leeds Clean Air Zone signs 2020 map Originally due to commence at the beginning of this year before being postponed, the scheme is now in indefinite pause, with a review due this autumn.
“Due to significant air quality improvements, plans to introduce a Clean Air Charging Zone are currently being reviewed by the Government and Leeds City Council,” said an announcement on the clean air zone’s web page.

The previous plan had heavy goods vehicles, buses and choaches, minibuses and private hire or licenced taxi vehicles down to pay to enter the city, but light goods vehicles, private cars and motorcycles would have been exempt from the charge.

 

BCA sets new sales record

Remarketing giant BCA has set a new record of over 7,400 vehicles offered for online sale in a single day.

All vehicles offered today (Wednesday 19 August) were in structured auctions, rather than including the company’s other sales platforms, and included stock from dealer, fleet and finance sources. The number included more than 600 light commercial vehicles from companies including Alphabet, ALD and Dawson Rental.

BCA has also introduced a new click and collect service for buyers, making it easier to pre-book collection slots online for purchased vehicles.

 

Peugeot extends friends and family offer to teachers

Peugeot has expanded its Pride Friends & Family promotional offer to qualified teachers, adding the profession to NHS workers added in June.

Those that have been teaching for more than six months will be entitled to what Peugeot described as “an exclusive promotional offer” on brand new models, available on both cash and finance purchases. As well as the NHS, Pride is open to Peugeot’s employees and nominated friends and family.

“We are very happy to extend our Pride programme to the country’s teachers,” said Peugeot’s UK managing director David Peel. “During lockdown, teachers continued to educate children across the country to interact and engage with pupils despite the limitations imposed by Covid-19”.

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