Charges now live for Birmingham's Clean Air Zone

Charges now apply for non-compliant vehicles which drive through Birmingham's Clean Air Zone. Payment must be made within the allocated timeframe or a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued. Find out how to pay the charge

People who work in the Clean Air Zone

If you work within the Clean Air Zone, but live outside of it and meet the criteria for a worker temporary exemption permit, you may also be eligible for a financial incentive to scrap a car that does not meet the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone. Alternatively, you could receive a grant towards a travel credit to redeem on public transport with Transport for West Midlands.

If you meet all four of the following criteria you could receive a financial incentive towards the purchase of a vehicle that does meet the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone or a mobility credit for use on public transport:

  • You are the registered owner/ keeper of a vehicle that does not meet the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone so would be subject to the daily charge
  • You have been the registered owner/ keeper of that vehicle since before 10 September 2018
  • You work at least 18 hours per week at a business premise situated within the Clean Air Zone
  • You earn less than £30,000 a year

Please note this incentive is not available to residents of the Clean Air Zone; only those who live outside of it.

If you meet the eligibility criteria you have two options:

Scrap your non-compliant vehicle through Motorpoint

You can then choose to receive one of the following options:

Keep your non-compliant vehicle:

Alternatively, you can keep your non-compliant vehicle and pay the daily charges once the temporary worker exemption permit expires after 12 months and apply for a £1,000 mobility credit for a Swift Card. This option will only be made available after the option to scrap your vehicle is launched and will be dependent upon availability of any remaining funding.

Find out more about the Scrappage and Travel Scheme