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Sadiq Khan is committed to ULEZ expansion but is happy to find ways to reduce the financial impact. Politics News

Sky News understands Sadiq Khan is still committed to expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) but is happy to see new ideas for ways to reduce the financial impact on Londoners.

gave Mayor of London They are understood to be willing to consider measures as long as they do not reduce the effectiveness of the policy in improving air quality.

Mr. Khan’s expansion plan ULEZ to surround the outer bores of London Since August 29, Labor has been accused of failing to take Boris Johnson’s old seat.

The change means drivers across the capital will face a £12.50 a day charge unless their cars meet tougher emissions rules.

A source close to the Labor mayor said: “Sadiq has made it clear that he is listening to Londoners after this by-election.”

Critics say the scheme disproportionately affects poorer people who need to drive to work and discourages sole traders from outside London who are operating within the city.

Mr Khan’s team defended its ULEZ plan, saying just one in 10 cars driven in outer London would face the charge, a £110m scrappage scheme to help low earners upgrade their vehicles.

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London ULEZ: Where the extended Greater London zone will be covered, why Sadiq Khan built it and why it is unpopular with some.

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‘We lost at Uxbridge because of ULEZ’

Party leaders stressed on implementation of green promises.

Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer have both been urged not to abandon their parties’ Green policies after the Tories won Uxbridge and South Ruislip by 495 votes.

The prime minister is under fresh pressure after Oxbridge’s party won the only victory in a set of three by-elections on Thursday to weaken pledges to help the UK meet its pledge to have a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

Meanwhile, Labor leader Sir Keir has vowed to stick to his green pledges, but said his party Reflect and “learn the lesson” How are they implemented?

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Gove calls for easing of net zero measures.

It comes as Housing Secretary Michael Gove warned against “treating the environment cause as a religious crusade”. Called for relaxation of some net zero measures..

Mr Gove, who was environment secretary under Theresa May’s prime minister when the 2050 net-zero pledge was made, called for a “concerned environment”.

He also said he did not know whether a ban on new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 was “perfectly calibrated” but said it was “achievable”.

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