TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester has turned to QV Systems’ Accelerate software to help tackle air pollution in the region. The platform will enable businesses and other commercial vehicle operators to apply for central government support when buying low-emission vehicles ahead of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone, commencing 30 May 2022.
Due to launch in November, the Financial Support Scheme will be built on the Accelerate platform from Broker News partner QV Systems.
The service will allow businesses in the Greater Manchester area to check for eligibility and access grants and finance deals available to upgrade their fleet to become compliant with the Clean Air Zone regulations once introduced.
Fully automated, the system sees businesses enter their details to check eligibility, before being presented with a range of funding options from approved brokers and lenders.
Greater Manchester is just one of a number of cities across the UK that has been instructed by government to bring air quality issues such as excessive levels of nitrous oxides, particulate matter, and carbon oxides under control.
Councillor Andrew Western, Greater Manchester lead for Clean Air, said: “As a city region, we are committed to tackling air pollution, which is the biggest environmental public health issue facing the city-region and contributes to around 1,200 deaths in Greater Manchester alone each year.
“That’s why we have developed a Clean Air Plan that not only helps us meet government requirements on nitrogen dioxide air pollution, but also delivers the funding support for those businesses, individuals and organisations who need to upgrade their vehicle to become compliant.
“We are looking forward to working with QV Systems to help us deliver the plan, improve the quality of our air and ensure Greater Manchester continues to be a healthy, sustainable and happy place to grow up, get on and get old.”
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