A new UK government scheme could increase the cost of moving services within the London area – unless your mover has prepared itself for changes.
This is why Gerson Relocation and AGM Group companies have taken steps to ensure that when the scheme comes into effect, our clients do not have to pick up additional charges and each of our moves has a lower environmental impact.
What is the ULEZ?
The ULEZ, or Ultra Low Emission Zone is coming to London on 8 April 2019. This is part of the UK government’s overall objective to reduce pollution and help improve air quality. The ULEZ will be in place in central London from 8 April 2019 in the same area as the Congestion Charge.
Most vehicles including moving vans will need to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or be liable for a daily charge to drive within the ULEZ area.
From October 2020 the LEZ standards for buses, coaches, lorries and larger vehicles will be strengthened to match the ULEZ Euro VI standard. The area covered will also be extended in two years.
How will this affect the cost of removals?
If you are using a moving company who is unable to meet the ULEZ standards there will be a charge of £100 per day, per lorry which many believe will be passed on to the customer.
How Gerson reduces your London moving costs
As an operator and as part of its environmental and CSR objectives to reduce emissions, AGM Group has already invested in its UK and European fleet to meet the latest Euro VI standards which means that there are no additional charges. It also means that each of our moves have lower emissions than your average moving company.
Furthermore the business has ensured that the relevant ECMT permits are in place in order to continue operate transportation between the UK and Europe after Brexit.