Public health trumped by taxis as Birmingham emissions rules delayed

The city council has delayed emission rules for taxis and will not require newly-licensed minicabs to be zero-emission

The taxi rank at Birmingham New Street station. Photograph: Gordon-Griffiths CC BY-SA 2.0Birmingham City Council has rowed back from its plans to cut polluting emissions from taxis.

On 23 October 2017, its Licensing and Public Protection Committee agreed that only petrol vehicles compliant with Euro 4 or Euro 6 diesels will be licensed from 2020, a year later than had been planned.

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