As part of a country-wide effort to reduce air pollution and improve people’s health, Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council has introduced a clean air zone in Newcastle city centre and routes over the Tyne, Swing, Redheugh and High Level bridges
The Clean Air Zone is a “class C” zone and will affect all buses, coaches, taxis, vans, and heavy goods vehicles that do not meet national Clean Air Zone emissions standards.
Buses, taxis, vans, and lorries that do not meet the required emissions standards will have to pay to drive in the zone. Charges will start in early 2023. Private cars will not be included in the scheme and will not be charged.
How Can Anglo Scottish Help?
We are the “one-stop shop” for CAZ support.
Having previously worked with Bath and North East Somerset council and Bristol Council with their introduction of the clean air zone, we’ve helped hundreds of businesses to switch to compliant vehicles. Once your eligibility has been approved by Newcastle City Council, we can get to work.
- Grant Application Assistance
- Vehicle Sourcing
- Vehicle Finance
Our team are all experts in their respective fields and it is their aim to make the process as easy as possible for you.
Contact our team on;
Telephone: 0191 410 4776
We are currently experiencing very high volumes of applications, and anticipate responding to your message within 15 business days.
All applications are being received via email or our website, and we would ask that you please remain patient and refrain from calling our team as they are unable to process incoming applications via telephone.
Need help? Call us on 0191 410 4776
How Can Anglo Scottish Help?
Grant Application Assistance
We’re grant application specialists. We know what it takes to be successful in securing CAZ grants and we will guide, advise and support you throughout your journey.
Our specialist vehicle sourcing team takes away the inconvenience of searching for a new CAZ-compliant car or van, saving you time and money.
We provide vehicle finance solutions to individuals and businesses – whether it’s for a car, a van, or an HGV. As experts in the automotive finance sector, we’re committed to providing you with vehicle finance that works with your current financial situation.
Examples of Available Vehicles
We have a number of vehicles available from stock available immediately, or alternatively, we can source and order new vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers. If you are interested in any of the vehicles below, please do not hesitate to contact our CAZ team.
Testimonials from our Clean Air Zone Customers
About the Clean Air Zone
To improve air quality, some local authorities are introducing clean air zones. If your vehicle exceeds emission standards, you may have to pay a charge if you drive in a clean air zone.
Class C Clean Air Zone
Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council has introduced a Class C Clean Air Zone around the city. Vehicles that do not meet the below minimum standards will be required to pay to enter the clean air zones.
- Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles which are Euro 6 Diesel or Euro 4 Petrol
- light goods vehicles (LGVS) such as vans, campervans and pickup trucks, and minibuses which are Euro 6 Diesel or Euro 4 Petrol
- buses and coaches which are Euro 6 Diesel
- heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) which are Euro 6 Diesel
Vehicles that do not meet these standards will be charged:
- £12.50 per day for LGVs and taxis
- £50 per day for coaches, buses, and HGVs
Is Your Vehicle Compliant?
The easiest way to find out what Euro Standard your vehicle is to check the registration. Which you can do so here.
- Euro 6 diesel cars licensed as private hire vehicles, taxis, and vans (<1,305 kg): September 2015
- Euro 6 diesel vans (1,305 – 3,500 kg): September 2016
- Euro 4 petrol cars, taxis, and vans (<1,305 kg): January 2006
- Euro 4 petrol vans (1,305 – 3,500 kg): January 2007
- Euro VI diesel HGVs, buses, and coaches: January 2014 – however many coach manufacturers had exemptions so would have started Euro VI later
If your vehicle was first registered after the relevant date it is likely you will not receive a charge for driving in the Clean Air Zone, but we recommend that you check with Newcastle council to make sure.
Available Financial Support
If your vehicle is non-compliant and you use it regularly in the Newcastle Clean Air Zone, financial support will be available to help you upgrade or replace your vehicle. There are also some exemptions, including temporary ones for people waiting for their vehicle upgrade to be completed. In order to be eligible, your vehicle must be operational, roadworthy, and has a valid MOT certificate.
The financial assistance is based on a “first-come, come served” basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.
Please approach Newcastle City Council in the first instance to discuss your eligibility.
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