Government boosts local air quality funding

Annual funding for local air quality management in England has been restored to £3m, reversing a chronic decline

The new funding round is six times larger than in 2015/16 Photograph: Craig-Wallace CC BY-SA 2.0The government has stumped up £3m to fund English local authorities’ work to monitor and improve air quality.

The air quality grant for 2016/17 was announced on 6 October and is six times greater than the amount allocated for the current financial year. It is the first funding round to be managed by DEFRA and the Department for Transport’s Joint Air Quality Unit.

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