Birmingham’s journey to clean air

Welcome to Business Breathes – the campaign working alongside businesses on Birmingham’s journey to clean air.

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We explain why improving air quality is so important and how Birmingham is going to do it. 

Business Breathes is here to help you understand which vehicles are good for people's health, and the environment.
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More about the CAZ

A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is an area where targeted action is taken to improve air quality, in particular by discouraging the most polluting vehicles from entering the zone.

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Low Emission Vehicles

There are several types of low emission vehicles and they could offer cost and emission savings for your business

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Birmingham has a growing network of refuelling options for drivers of low emission vehicles

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Keep up to date with all the latest news regarding Business Breathes

Follow our story as we improve air quality in Birmingham so people who live in, work in or visit the city can breathe clean air.


Business support packages announced in readiness for the CAZ

A host of incentives has now been announced for businesses that will be affected by the introduction of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Birmingham next year.



LPG taxi conversions could contribute to cleaner air in Birmingham

Taxi drivers in Birmingham could benefit from a grant of up to £5,000 towards converting their diesel vehicles to cleaner liquified petroleum gas (LPG)


Birmingham City Council introducing a £10m fund to support the city’s small and medium sized businesses

Birmingham City Council (BCC) is introducing a £10m Heavy Duty Fund (HDF) to help businesses operating in Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) make the transition to lower emission vehicles.


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