Could London's T-Charge be the end for toxic fumes?

T-Charge set to roll out in London on Monday

Pre-Euro 4 vehicles are typically those registered before 2006 that are approximately over 12 years old, but TfL advise anyone who has a auto registered before 2008 to check if their vehicle is eligible for the charge.

The new charge will be applied during 7am to 6pm weekday hours and comes on top of the existing congestion charge of 11.50 pounds, which has been in place since 2003.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan yesterday introduced a £10 "T-charge" on older, more polluting vehicles in the capital. Research by King College London found that 9,500 people die each year in the capital due to poor air quality.

Businesses can use the T-charge checker developed by Transport for London (TfL) to check how they will be affected.

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Shaun Bailey, conservative environment spokesman at the London Assembly, told BBC News: "As an asthmatic I'm well aware of how critical an issue this is for London but we need policies that actually deliver progress".

By 2019, the Mayor's office will introduce an Ultra Low Emissions Zone which will mean many more vehicles will have to pay the charge - and by then it is hoped pollution will be reduced by as much as 50 per cent.

In a move that will affect some fresh produce suppliers in the capital, drivers of the most polluting vehicles now have to pay nearly twice as much to enter the centre of London.

Many clean-air activists have backed also the move, with Friends of the Earth campaigner Jenny Bates telling Sky News the Mayor is "right to try to dissuade drivers bringing the oldest, dirtiest vehicles into central London".

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