ULEZ scrappage scheme to begin on 31 July

Transport for London’s Commissioner Andy Lord has confirmed a scrappage scheme for vehicles affected by the expansion of the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone will begin on Monday 31 July.

In his commissioner’s report published ahead of today’s TfL board meeting (July 25), Mr Lord has given the date when the additional support will be introduced. A TfL spokesperson has further clarified this is when the extension is to be launched.

The website Londonworld quotes Mr Lord’s report as saying: “On 1 June, it was confirmed the scheme would be expanded to: provide support to all small businesses in London with 50 or fewer employees; enable charities operating in London to scrap or retrofit up to three vans or minibuses instead of just one; and include all London families receiving child benefit.

“This additional support will launch on 31 July. At the same time, applications will open for two new grace periods for small businesses and charities who have booked a retrofit or ordered a new vehicle but are unable to receive it ahead of 29 August.”

It says those eligible for the scheme can either receive direct payment, including up to £2,000 for scrapping a car and between £5,000 and £9,500 for vans and minibuses, or packages supporting alternative transport methods, such as lower payment plus bus and tram passes.

(File picture – RAC)


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