Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) Scrappage Scheme

On Friday 4th August the Mayor of London announced major changes to the scrappage scheme for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Having listened to the concerns of Londoners over the recent months, particularly as a result of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, eligibility for the scrappage scheme will massively widen and grants will increase for vans and retrofits.

The Mayor plans to use £50 million of City Hall’s reserves to fund these changes – taking the total fund to £160 million.

The below changes have been made as of Friday 4th August:

  • Grants for scrapping a non-compliant van will increase from £5,000 to £7,000
  • Grants to replace a non-compliant van with electric van increase from £7,500 to £9,500
  • Retrofit grants increase from £5k to £6k, typically enough to cover the whole cost of retrofitting

And from Monday 21st August, the following changes will be made to the scheme:

  • Every single Londoner with a non ULEZ-compliant car will be eligible for a £2,000 grant
  • Small businesses and sole traders will be able to apply to scrap up to three vehicles (from one)

The Mayor and TfL are encouraging everyone to check if their vehicle is compliant online: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

To apply for scrappage scheme payments visit the TfL’s website: TfL’s scrappage scheme

If you are interested in retrofitting your vehicle as an alternative to scrapping you may find the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) Q&A page helpful – here. It outlines which vehicles are currently capable of being retrofitted and how.

For more information please visit: www.london.gov.uk/media-centre/mayors-press-release/MAYOR-ANNOUNCES-SCRAPPAGE-EXPANSION

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