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calendar icon21 Aug 2023

Cash grants available to drivers affected by expansion of London green zone

Drivers in London who are going to be affected by the expansion of the UItra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) might be able to get thousands of pounds towards the cost of replacing their vehicles.

ULEZ has been set up to improve the air quality in the capital. Currently, anyone driving a high-polluting vehicle within the North and South Circular Roads faces a daily charge of £12.50.

From 29 August, the zone is being expanded to include all London boroughs.

Scrappage scheme

In preparation for the expansion, a scrappage scheme has been set up to pay London residents to get rid of non-compliant cars, motorbikes and wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Who is eligible?

Anyone living in one of the 32 London boroughs or the City of London with an eligible vehicle can apply.

What you’ll get

You can get:

  • up to £2,000 for scrapping an eligible car
  • up to £1,000 for scrapping an eligible motorbike
  • up to £10,000 for scrapping a wheelchair accessible vehicle
  • up to £6,000 for retrofitting a wheelchair accessible vehicle

How to apply

First you need to check if your vehicle is eligible.

If it is, you’ll be able to complete the application form.

The money is being awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Rebecca Routledge

A qualified journalist for over 15 years with a background in financial services. Rebecca is Money Wellness’s consumer champion, helping you improve your financial wellbeing by providing information on everything from income maximisation to budgeting and saving tips.

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