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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

Diesel task set to increase

The UK’s Transport Secretary, has proposed an increase on tax for diesel in an effort to cut down on air pollution. His statement has caused great concern among haulage firms, since increased taxes would result to higher costs to deliver goods. This will ultimately influence prices for consumers. This decision was based on an estimation of the Royal College of Physicians that around 40,000 people die sooner than expected in the UK each year due to air pollution. The also stated that this increased air pollution is due to the amount of diesel cars on the road day by day.

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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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