Bright Blue argue for raising taxes on diesel to cut air pollution

Bright Blue’s recent report, entitled Emission impossible? Air pollution, national governance and the transport sector, was released yesterday and featured in The Guardian.

The Guardians’ article focused on several policy recommendations, particularly raising fuel duty and scrapping Value Added Tax (VAT) for ultra-low emission vehicles.

Our director Ryan was quoted as saying:

“The evidence of the scale and impact of air pollution is growing and alarming. As the UK leaves the EU, there is a need and an opportunity to improve legislation, policies and accountability around air quality. Despite the rhetoric from the government, enough is not being done to tackle NO2.”

Read The Guardians’ article here, and Emission Impossible here.