ULEZ scrappage scheme launched

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Published on 25 October 2019 by Mike Waters

A scrappage scheme to offer the disabled and people on low incomes money to help them upgrade to Ultra-Low Emission Zone-compliant vehicles has been launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The London ULEZ charge of £12.50 for non-compliant vehicles was brought in to help tackle emissions and congestion in the capital but, as the BMF has previously reported, it has been sharply criticised for its impact on bikers who cannot afford to upgrade to newer, and so more expensive, compliant machines.

The new scrappage scheme, details of which can be found here, means that some Londoners could be eligible for a grant of £1,000 towards a compliant Powered Two-Wheeler (PTW) or Powered Light Vehicle (PLV) when they scrap a non-ULEZ complaint machine.

The move has been warmly welcomed by BMF Corporate Member the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), which lobbied Transport for London for the addition of PLVs to the scrappage scheme.

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