ULEZ expansion - August 2023


The Mayor Of London has recently proposed a new £110m scrappage scheme which aims to improve the air quality in London by providing grant payments to successful applicants to scrap or retrofit their vehicles that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards and switch to cleaner, greener modes of transport.

You can check if a vehicle meets the ULEZ requirements online below 

Check your vehicle 

To apply, the vehicle must also have valid road tax, MOT and insurance and have been registered to an eligible registered keeper for more than 12 months prior to January 30, 2023, when the scheme launched. If businesses have received a grant payment under the previous TfL van and minibus scrappage scheme, they can't apply to the equivalent scheme again.

 

The van and minibus scrappage scheme offers six options:

  • Scrap a van - £5,000
  • Scrap a minibus - £7,000
  • Retrofit a van - £5,000
  • Retrofit a minibus - £5,000
  • Scrap a van and replace with an electric van - £7,500
  • Scrap a minibus and replace with an electric minibus - £9,500

The scheme is open to micro businesses (with up to 10 employees), sole traders and registered charities with a registered address within the 32 London boroughs or the City of London (Greater London Area).

The following organisations can apply:

Micro businesses with:

  • 10 or fewer employees
  • Up to £632,000 turnover or up to £316,000 balance sheet total in the preceding and current financial year and
  • Companies House registration as an active company or VAT registered within the 32 London boroughs or City of London

Sole traders who must be:

  • A self-employed person who owns and operates a business within the 32 London boroughs or the City of London

Charities that are:

  • Registered with the Charities Commission as active within the 32 London boroughs or the City of London

A vehicle you intend to scrap must be:

  • A light van (up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) or minibus (up to and including 5 tonnes GVW) registered to an eligible organisation for more than 12 calendar months before the start of the scrappage scheme on 30 January 2023
  • Registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the name of the business, sole trader or charity (if the vehicle is registered to an employee, director of the micro business or trustee of a charity you will need to provide confirmation of their link to the organisation)
  • Insured for business use
  • Certified with valid road tax and MOT
  • ULEZ non-compliant (this includes pre-Euro 6 diesel vehicles and pre-Euro 4 petrol vehicles)

A replacement vehicle must be:

  • A fully electric new or used light van (up to and including 3.5 tonnes GVW) or a fully electric minibus (up to and including 5 tonnes GVW)
  • Purchased or on a hire/lease contract that is at least two years long
  • The same body type (van or minibus) as the vehicle that you scrapped.

A vehicle you intend to retrofit must be:

  • A light van (up to and including 3.5 tonnes GVW) or minibus (up to and including 5 tonnes GVW) registered to an eligible organisation for more than 12 calendar months before the start of the scrappage scheme on 30 January 2023
  • Registered with the DVLA in the name of the business, sole trader or charity (if the vehicle is registered to an employee, director of the micro business or trustee of a charity you will need to provide confirmation of their link to the organisation)
  • On the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) register;(you will need to find your vehicle's make and model on this list to make sure it can be retrofitted)
  • Retrofitted by a CVRAS-approved company with an approved emissions reduction system.


    Get in Touch 

If you are thinking about going electric by using the ULEZ Scrappage scheme and want to see how Ciceley Commercials Ltd can help, please get in touch with a member of the team for more information.

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Terms and Conditions:

The information on this page is correct at the date of publishing on 07/02/2023. For more information on the ULEZ scrappage zone and the proposed expansion zone please see: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/scrappage-schemes

Please note we are in no way affiliated with Transport For London or the ULEZ zone expansion proposals.