Raise car fuel prices to fight air pollution, says rightwing thinktank

Raise car fuel prices to fight air pollution, says rightwing thinktank

Bright Blue calls for zero VAT on electric cars and rewards for reporting idling vehicles

Vehicle fuel taxes should rise to combat the air pollution crisis in the UK, with an extra charge on diesel, according to the conservative thinktank Bright Blue.

A report calls for VAT to be abolished on electric cars and for citizens to be able to report idling vehicles and receive a share of fines levied. It also proposes that the speed limit in all urban areas is cut from 30mph to 20mph and that local authorities should be able to profit from pollution charging schemes to fund clean-air projects.

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