If you’re the driver of a diesel fuelled vehicle, you could soon become a victim of the government’s latest initiative to help improve air quality across the major cities in the UK – the £20 daily “Toxin Tax”.

Diesel fuelled vehicles have constantly been under intense scrutiny for a number of years and it seems that the British government is now stepping up their game to further reduce the number of diesel fuelled cars and vehicles on the roads in Britain major cities.

Diesel Car Fuelling Station

What is the Toxin Tax?

The “Toxin Tax” is the government’s latest initiative that has been designed to help reduce the pollution in the air in the UK’s major cities. It aims to reduce the volume of diesel drivers on the roads in a big to improve the quality of air that currently circulates our largest cities.

The toxin tax will not affect new vehicles or those that meet a specific emissions check. However, the following vehicles will certainly be effected and need to pay a daily £20 fee.

  • Lorries
  • Coaches
  • Passenger Cars
  • Taxi’s

Which Cities Will Pay a Toxin Tax?

This new scheme will not affect all of the cities across the UK.

It is designed to be introduced into the cities that have the highest volume of air pollution. The most obvious cities that will start paying the toxin tax include; London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Leeds and Southampton.

However, no other cities have yet been confirmed. Although after completing a little further research the following cities also have significantly higher pollution levels and could soon become a victim of the daily £20 toxin tax – Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield and Liverpool.

Who Will Be Affected?

There are more than 10,000,000 diesel drivers that will be affected by this new tax. That includes HGV drivers, taxi cab drivers and even driving instructors that operate in the major cities and provide driving lessons in London and other larger areas.