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To help micro-businesses, sole traders and charities prepare for the central London ULEZ, and its expansion to the North and South Circulars in 2021, I launched my £23million van scrappage scheme on 22 February 2019 which – allows eligible applicants to scrap up to three older, more polluting vans and charity minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles. This is to ensure that the funds are targeted as those most in need of support.
As of 23 October, Transport for London (TfL) are dealing with 1,700 applications totalling £3.245 million in value and 451 vehicles have been scrapped, with 393 payments made to micro businesses and charities.
On 23 October, I also launched a £25 million ULEZ car and motorcycle scrappage fund to help low-income and disabled Londoners scrap their older, more polluting vehicles in favour of cleaner vehicles and greener forms of transport to help clean up the city’s toxic air.