The RHA has welcomed Sadiq Khan’s decision to temporarily suspend the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) during the COVID-19 crisis
The RHA called for the central London ULEZ to be suspended to allow pre-Euro VI vehicles to deliver the capital’s goods during the coronavirus crisis and not face the schemes charges. The Mayor went further and has suspended the London-wide LEZ as well.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said most trucks going into London will still be LEZ and ULEZ compliant, but the move offers firms the flexibility to use other vehicles – including vans – if and when there are driver gaps as the pandemic unfolds.
“Keeping our supply chains resilient will be key in ensuring businesses can continue to function during the crisis.
“It’s the right thing that firms have the confidence to call in other contractors to move their goods into the capital at short notice and not worry about LEZ and ULEZ charges.”