We answer all the most frequently asked questions about the ULEZ Scrappage Scheme
ULEZ stands for "Ultra Low Emission Zone." It is a specific zone designated within London to address air quality and reduce vehicle emissions. The main goal of ULEZ is to encourage the use of vehicles that produce lower levels of pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter, in order to improve air quality and public health.
In the London ULEZ, vehicles that do not meet the emissions standards are required to pay a fee to enter the zone. Electric vehicles, hybrids, and vehicles meeting modern emissions standards are exempt from the charges.
The special zones can be easily identified by motorists via a series of signs warning drivers when they are about to enter a dedicated ULEZ area.
The Mayor of London has funded a £110m scrappage scheme, which provides financial assistance to help Londoners scrap their non-compliant vehicles to prepare for the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023.
Previously, only Londoners receiving benefits could apply, but 21 August all Londoners can apply.
Yes, it can be used against any new or used vehicle.
Unfortunately not, you must live inside a London borough.
No, you need a Certificate of Destruction, which means your car has been scrapped. Only then will TfL process the £2,000 grant.
The car needs to have been registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to you (or someone who lives at your address) since 30 January 2022 or earlier.
For 21 August, Londoners with non-compliant vehicles can claim a maximum of:
• Cars: £2,000
• Vans: £7,000
• Small businesses and sole trader with vans: £7,000 per vehicle (up to three)
• Charities with a registered address in London the use a minibus: £9,000 per vehicle (up to three)