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SHEFFIELD CAZ: Retrospective financial support scheme now open

The retrospective financial support scheme for Sheffield residents and businesses who have already upgraded their most-polluting vehicles is now live.

The scheme is open to those who have already replaced a polluting vehicle, which would have been charged in the Clean Air Zone (CAZ), for a low emissions vehicle. This vehicle must have been purchased after 26 October 2021, when the decision to introduce a CAZ was formalised, and before the launch of the retrospective scheme on 9 May 2023.

Further details about the scheme, eligibility criteria, how much may be available to an applicant and a breakdown of who is unable to apply for financial support can be found on the Sheffield City Council website.

The retrospective scheme will be open to applications for a period of eight weeks and will close on Thursday 29 June at 11.59pm.

Applications for the retrospective scheme will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Vehicle owners of older non-compliant vehicles, based in Sheffield and Rotherham, who have yet to upgrade their vehicle can still apply for financial support to upgrade or replace a vehicle to meet Clean Air Zone standards. To be eligible for support, applications must be submitted to and approved by the CAZ team prior to ordering or purchasing of the CAZ compliant vehicle.

Local exemptions for Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) and Hackney Carriage Taxi vehicles until June 2023 are ending soon. From Monday 5 June, charges will apply to enter the CAZ unless the vehicle is compliant or has an alternative exemption, e.g. has a compliant vehicle on order and is waiting delivery.


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