Mayor of London expands scrappage scheme to all Londoners
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the expansion of its vehicle scrappage scheme to every Londoner affected by ULEZ, along with a host of other significant changes.
This means from Monday, 21 August, every Londoner with a non ULEZ-compliant car will be eligible for a £2,000 grant.
Small businesses and sole traders will be able to receive up to £21,000 in grants to scrap up to three vans, and charities will be able to receive up to £27,000 in grants to scrap up to three minibuses.
From today, Friday 4 August, small businesses and charities with a non-compliant van will receive increased payments of £7,000 (up from £5,000)
Grants for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles will increase from £5,000 to £10,000, and grants for scrapping Minibuses will increase from £7,000 to £9,000. Meanwhile, funding support to replace a non-compliant van with electric van will increase from £7,500 to £9,500, and grants to replace a non-compliant minibus with an electric minibus will increase from £9,500 to £11,500. In addition, retrofit grants will increase from £5k to £6k, typically enough to cover the whole cost of retrofitting
This will bring the total amount the Mayor has invested in the latest scrappage scheme to £160m.
The scrappage scheme will be available on a first come first serve basis, with low income and disabled Londoners having already had seven months to apply. While the government has provided hundreds of millions in scrappage funding to other cities in the UK implementing clean air zones, they have not provided any to London.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “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.
“As we continue to build a greener and healthier London for everyone, I’m determined that no Londoner and no London business is left behind. We need to take people with us on the path to a sustainable future. We are ensuring that help is now available for everyone – and I urge Londoners to come and get it.”