Minister hints at diesel scrappage plan

DEFRA’s revised clean air plan is expected to compensate diesel drivers’ clean air zone fees by subsidising cleaner vehicles

Owners of old diesel cars could be paid some £2,000 to replace them, under plans under discussion by the government. Photograph: Charlie CC BY-SA 2.0 The government’s forthcoming air quality plan will “not penalise those who are worse off,” transport minister John Hayes has said.

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