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Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

How many additional businesses in London are now eligible for the scheme that were not eligible under previous rules?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

On 22 January 2020, I announced that in addition to doubling the van scrappage payments from £3,500 to £7,000 I would be broadening the eligibility for the scheme so that more businesses can benefit. In addition to micro-businesses (up to 10 employees), small businesses with up to 50 employees are now eligible to apply. This means an additional c. 34,500 businesses, with up to an estimated 120,000 older, more polluting vehicles are eligible for the scheme.