Policy paper

Air quality: Autumn Budget 2017 brief

Details of the government’s plan to improve air quality in the UK.



Autumn Budget 2017 announced reforms to improve air quality in the UK.

A £220 million New Clean Air Fund, funded by targeted changes to company car tax and vehicle excise duty for those buying new diesel cars, will support English local authorities to support people and businesses to adapt as measures to improve air quality are implemented.

This document sets out the background of on the government’s policy to improve air quality and details of its plan going forward.

Published 22 November 2017