You have asked the Government for £180 million towards a scrappage scheme. If the Government proves unwilling to pay for a scrappage scheme, what plans has TfL made to ensure the scheme is fully funded?
I continue to work alongside other Mayors and local authorities from across the country to lobby for the national scheme we so badly need, especially as other cities across the UK bring forward proposals for Clean Air Zones. In the absence of a national scheme, I have asked for London to be provided with the funding it needs to successfully implement a London-wide ULEZ, subject to consultation.
I have committed to as big a scrappage scheme as is feasible to help charities, small businesses, disabled people and Londoners on lower incomes adapt to the potential London-wide ULEZ. Eligibility for the scheme will also be informed by the Integrated Impact Assessment, which is being undertaken to better understand the impacts of the proposal.