Millions of drivers face new daily charge with changes introduced next Monday

A new daily Clean Air Zone fee comes into effect from Monday in the first city congestion charge outside London.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has confirmed private vehicles will not be charged under the new scheme.

The daily charge will come into power for those who drive a van, lights good vehicle or pick-up truck.

Campervans, minibuses, taxis and even private hire vehicles will be asked to pay a £9 daily fee if they enter the zone.

Drivers who have travelled in Bath's Clean Air Zone but failed to pay the charge could face a hefty fine.

It is set at £120 but drivers can receive a discount of £60 if it's paid within 14 days.

However, the penalty charge must be paid within 28 days from when the notice was issued.

The charge is being introduced to help the city meet its UK air quality legislation.

Bath and North East Somerset Council said several places currently exceeds the legal limits for nitrogen dioxide.

In 2017, the government directed Bath to reduce its level of nitrogen dioxide by creating a charging zone.

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The daily charge will apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week from midnight to midnight.

Drivers can enter or leave the zone multiple times a day but only pay once.

However, if you drive across two days, like between 11pm to 1am, motorists will have to pay twice.

The charging zone in Bath comes after London introduced a Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in certain boroughs of the capital city.

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