Transport for Greater Manchester has been awarded £120 million of government funding to help eligible Greater Manchester (GM) organisations and people replace or retrofit non-compliant vehicles ahead of the implementation of the GM Clean Air Zone (CAZ). From Tuesday 30 November 2021, HGV owners will be able to apply for financial support to meet emissions standards, with owners of other eligible vehicle types being able to apply from January 2022.
Funding will initially be targeted to support smaller businesses, sole traders, the voluntary sector and private owners to upgrade to compliant vehicles. Financial support will be available as a lump sum grant, contribution towards vehicle financing, or a combination of the two, with the amount of support available depending on the vehicle type and size.
Charges for driving into the GM CAZ, which is due to launch on 30 May 2022, will not apply to private cars, mopeds and motorbikes. For other vehicles, the following charges will apply:
|Vehicle type||Daily charge||Charge applies from|
|HGVs, buses and coaches with Euro V or earlier diesel engine (typically registered before 2013)||£60||30 May 2022 (temporary exemption until 1 June 2023 for buses and coaches that are not a registered bus service)|
|Vans/LGVs and minibuses with Euro 5 or earlier diesel engine (typically registered before 2016) or with Euro 3 or earlier petrol engine (typically registered before 2005)||£10||1 June 2023|
|Taxis and private hire vehicles with Euro 5 or earlier diesel engine (typically registered before 2016) or Euro 3 or earlier petrol engine (typically registered before 2005)||£7.50||30 May 2022|
The GM CAZ boundary will follow the GM administrative boundary as closely as possible – to view a map, click here.
To find out if your vehicle is affected by the GM CAZ and if you are eligible for financial support to upgrade or retrofit your vehicle, click here.
For more detailed information about the GM CAZ, click here.