Are you going to be charged due to the new CAZ areas?

Are you going to be charged due to the new CAZ areas?

Are you aware of the new CAZ zones being established? A number of locations in the UK are implementing CAZ zones, and you may be charged depending on your vehicle.

CAZ Breakdown:

For those who aren’t aware, there are 4 CAZ Zones and we will break them down.

  1. Class A - Buses, coaches, taxis, and private hire vehicles.
  2. Class B - Buses, coaches, taxis, PHVs, and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
  3. Class C - Buses, coaches, taxis, PHVs, HGVs, and light goods vehicles (LGVs). 
  4. Class D - Buses, coaches, taxis, PHVs, HGVs LGVs, and cars.

We will only cover cities that will have an impact on car drivers.


Birmingham City introduced its CAZ Class D zone on June 1st of 2021. It was also the first city outside of the capital to do so. Drivers who don’t meet the requirements of Euro 4 and Euro 6 emissions will pay a charge of £8 per day if traveling through the CAZ zone. 


Oxford will be the first city to implement a ZEZ, or zero-emission zone, in February 2022; initially, it will only run across 8 streets. This means that you will be charged regardless of the type of vehicle you own, unless it is entirely electric. However, the charges will vary depending on your vehicle. If it is a hybrid, you will pay a lower charge, whereas if it is a petrol/diesel and does not meet the emissions, you will be required to pay a higher charge. Unlike Birmingham, the Oxford ZEZ will not be open 24 hours a day and will only be operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Bristol, like Birmingham, will introduce CAZ D in the summer of 2022, and it will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With Bristol, you can apply for a one-year exemption that is only available to those earning less than £24,000 per year. If your vehicle does not meet Euro 4 or Euro 6 emissions standards, you will be charged £9 per day in this zone.

Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Bradford, and Portsmouth are among the other cities that have implemented CAZ. However, these areas will not affect car drivers for the time being.

This is a great step forward for cleaner air and reducing pollution. There are ways you can help reduce emissions, such as having your car serviced on a regular basis, which we can assist you with! Call us to get booked in or use the website!

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