Victory! Facing our campaign, the Southampton City Council decided to push back the announcement of a clean air zone in Southampton.
Southampton City Council were proposing to charge users of certain vehicles £100 just to drive into the city!
Effectively this is a stealth tax being slapped on businesses which will result in higher prices for consumers, such as higher fares for football fans travelling to Southampton on coaches.
Worse still, businesses, particularly those using the port, may decide to operate in other cities such as Portsmouth in order to avoid the charge.
Our research has shown that there are better options on the table to achieve cleaner air for Southampton. The City Council should work with businesses to solve the problem, rather than hit them with yet another tax."