ULEZ Van Scrappage Scheme - Increased Grants Available
The ULEZ van and minibus scrappage scheme is a government-funded program that provides grants to small businesses, micro businesses, sole traders, and charities in London to help them scrap or retrofit their old, polluting vans and minibuses. The scheme is designed to help businesses reduce their emissions and improve air quality in London.
On August 4, 2023, the government announced that it is increasing the grant payments available under the ULEZ van and minibus scrappage scheme by £2,000. This means that businesses can now receive up to £11,500 to scrap or retrofit their vehicles.
The increased grant payments are available for all types of vans and minibuses that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards. Businesses can choose to scrap their vehicles and receive the full grant payment, or they can retrofit their vehicles to make them cleaner and more fuel-efficient. If they choose to retrofit their vehicles, businesses can receive a grant of up to £6,000.
In addition to the grant payment, businesses that scrap or retrofit their vehicles under the scheme will also be exempt from paying the ULEZ charge. The ULEZ charge is a daily fee that is applied to vehicles that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards when they enter the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and covers most of central London.
The ULEZ van and minibus scrappage scheme is a great opportunity for businesses in London to save money and improve air quality. If your business owns a van or minibus that does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards, we encourage you to apply for a grant under the scheme before it closes on 31st March 2024.
How to Apply for the ULEZ Van and Minibus Scrappage Scheme
To apply for a grant under the ULEZ van and minibus scrappage scheme, you must first create an account on the Transport for London (TfL) website. Once you have created an account, you can submit your application online.
Your application must include the following information:
- Your name and contact details
- Details of your business
- Details of your vehicle
- Proof that your vehicle does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards
- Proof that you are eligible for the scheme
Transport for London will review your application and will contact you if it is successful. If your application is successful, TfL will pay you the grant payment within 30 days.
For more information on the ULEZ van and minibus scrappage scheme, please visit the TfL website