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DRIVERS FACE TOUGH NEW TAXES

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The government is considering legislation that would allow local authorities to tax non-residential parking, levy ...
The government is considering legislation that would allow local authorities to tax non-residential parking, levy congestion charges or introduce area licenses requiring drivers entering designated areas to have a permit, according to a report leaked to the Independent on Sunday (p2).

The document, a draft of the 'United Kingdom's National Air Quality Strategy', proposes no national policy for moving freight from road to rail.

Opposition transport spokeswoman Clare Short accused the government of opting out by pushing responsibility for transport and the environment onto local authorities and individuals.
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