London ULEZ Explainsion Explained
9 Jun 23
£12.50 per day for non-compliant cars
London has introduced a scheme called the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) scrappage scheme, which is worth £110 million. Its main objective is to support disabled and low-income individuals in London by helping them replace their older, more polluting vehicles with ULEZ-compliant options. Starting from August 29, 2023, the ULEZ will expand to cover nearly all of Greater London, including areas within the M25 orbital motorway.
If you want to check if your vehicle is eligible for the ULEZ, you can use the ULEZ Checker provided by Transport for London (TfL): https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/.
To qualify for the scrappage scheme, applicants must live in one of the 32 London Boroughs or the City of London, and they should be receiving one or more benefits such as Universal Credit, Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Pension Credit, or other benefits mentioned in the eligibility criteria.
To be eligible for the scrappage scheme, the vehicle must meet certain requirements. It should have been registered with the DVLA in the applicant's name or in the name of someone living at the same address for over 12 months before October 23, 2019. Additionally, the vehicle must be insured, have a valid MOT certificate, road tax, and fail to meet the ULEZ emission standards. These standards state that vehicles should at least meet Euro 4 standards (for diesel cars) or Euro 6 standards (for petrol cars).
Through the scrappage scheme, eligible applicants can save £1,000 on a new motorcycle or moped, and £2,000 on a new car, as long as the old vehicle does not meet the ULEZ standards and is replaced with a compliant one. Individuals with wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs) can receive £5,000 towards the cost of a new vehicle if they scrap their old one.
If you meet the criteria and want to start the application process for the scrappage scheme, you can visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.