Important change to ULEZ rules – How to find out if you qualify for £2,000 cash
LONDONERS with vehicles that don’t meet ULEZ standards can apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of financing to have them scrapped.
Sadiq Khan today announced a £110m scheme to help households prepare for the ULEZ expansion which starts on August 29.
The expansion will extend ULEZ from the North and South Circular Roads to the whole of Greater London.
Thousands of drivers who fail to meet minimum emissions standards will be charged a daily fee of £12.50 to enter the zone.
This is separate from the £15 congestion charge which is also payable daily for vehicles passing through the city centre.
Gasoline cars that meet the ULEZ standards were usually registered with the DVLA after 2005.
Meanwhile, diesel cars that meet the requirements would generally have been registered after September 2015.
Under Mr Khan’s new scheme, Londoners could get up to £2,000 for scrapping a polluting car, or up to £1,000 for scrapping a motorcycle that fails to meet the ULEZ mark.
Businesses and charities looking to get rid of a van or van that is not ULEZ compliant can get a grant of between £5,000 and £9,500.
To qualify for a grant you must live in London.
You must also be either on a low income or disability pension, be a micro-enterprise with up to 10 employees, be a sole proprietor or a charity with a registered address in London.
Brits wishing to use the scheme can check if their car is eligible entering a license plate number on the TfL website.
The controversial ULEZ expansion has caused an uproar among some MPs.
At last week’s PMQs, Rishi Sunak urged the Labor Mayor to back off from politics.
The Prime Minister said: “London traffic is delegated to the Labor Mayor of London. And it is disappointing that the mayor, supported by the leader of the opposition, chooses not to listen in order not to listen to the public.”
A consultation conducted last year found that 59% of respondents were opposed to expanding ULEZ.
But London’s Tories argue the figure is actually higher – around 62% – and have accused Mr Khan of manipulating the results by excluding responses organized by anti-ULEZ campaign groups.
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Mr Khan insists he has done nothing wrong.
And he argues the levy will improve air quality in London by discouraging motorists from driving dirty vehicles around the city.
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