£50m provided to expand ULEZ scrappage scheme to all Londoners

Sadiq Khan has today announced that scrappage grants of up to £2,000 will be available to every single Londoner with a non-compliant car or motorcycle.

Saying that he has been listening to businesses, the Mayor has also announced that the scrappage payment for vans will increase from £5,000 to £7,000, while grants to replace a non-compliant van with electric van increases from £7,500 to £9,500.

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Small businesses and sole traders will be able to scrap three vans or minibuses and retrofit payments have increased from £5,000 to £6,000. Grants to replace a non-compliant minibus with an electric minibus increases from £9,500 to £11,500

Additional support will also be available to charities, with payments available for minibuses increasing from £7,000 to £9,000 and disabled Londoners will see wheelchair adapted vehicle grants double from £5,000 to £10,000 to reflect the higher cost of vehicles with expensive adaptations.

Retrofit grants increase from £5k to £6k, which the mayor’s office believe will  cover the whole cost of retrofitting.

£50m of City Hall’s reserves will be used to fund these changes, taking the total put into the scrappage scheme to £160m.

The scrappage scheme will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.

Sadiq Khan, said: ‘I have always said that expanding the ULEZ to the whole of London was a difficult decision, and not one I took lightly – but it’s a decision I remain committed to seeing through.    

‘I’m not prepared to step back, delay or water down vital green policies like ULEZ, which will not only save lives and protect children’s lungs by cleaning up our polluted air but help us to fight the climate crisis.

‘I have continued to listen to the concerns of Londoners over recent months, and today I can announce a huge expansion to the scrappage scheme that means that all Londoners with non ULEZ-compliant cars will now be able to get financial support to switch to greener, less polluting vehicles.’

Christina Calderato, TfL’s Director of Strategy and Policy said: ‘The expansion of the scrappage scheme means that the remaining minority of Londoners who need to drive and don’t have a car that meets the standards now have access to financial support to make the green transition. The proposed £50m increase in funding, taking the total pot to £160m, will also mean more small businesses and sole traders can take advantage of scrappage and retrofit grant increases, as well as there being additional support available for registered charities. Alongside the scrappage scheme, a range of support offers are available for anyone making the transition to cleaner, greener transport, including savings on hire and subscription services for bikes, e-bikes, cargo bikes and e-scooters, and discounts on car clubs alongside many other deals.’


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