April 03, 2017 at 10:17 AM
Is a national scrappage scheme the solution to improve UK air quality?
According to the FTA, small businesses should be given a push through fiscal measures to meet the costs of operating in clean air zones (CAZs)
Calling for a national scrappage scheme, the FTA says that despite being a necessity, the plan may become a huge burden for small and medium-sized businesses as the cost of compliance may be huge.
FTA research that the additional cost of compliance could be in excess of 150% of annual turnover for some SMEs.
Additionally, Christopher Snelling, head of national and regional policy said: “The proposed CAZs pose a serious risk to the viability of many small businesses based in these zones and a real risk to jobs and local prosperity."
Snelling concluded: “Tax breaks or a scrappage scheme funded by the Government could help business and diesel car drivers cope with the changes and to reduce the need for local restrictions.”
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