ULEZ Scrappage Scheme | 2023 Update

Calling all Londoners! A new scrappage scheme has been made available.

Over £110 M in funding has been made to provide ULEZ grants for polluting vehicles, further expanding the ULEZ in summer 2023.

Read our guide on this latest scrappage scheme to determine if you’re affected and what support you could receive.

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What Is The London Scrappage Scheme?

Launched on 30 January, the London Scrappage scheme is a new initiative by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan to provide a means to cleaner air and reduce pollution across London.

Currently, there is an Ultra-low emission zone (expanded in 2021) and a congestion zone.

The ULEZ will now be expanded in 2023 to cover additional areas across greater London, alongside support for a green transition through grants, public transport improvements, and increased charge points for electric vehicles.

How Does The Scrappage Scheme Work?

The scrappage scheme supports residents and businesses across Greater London.

Certain low-income residents, or those on disability benefits, will receive grant funding for scrapping cars, motorcycles and other vehicles with wheelchair access.

The £61 million we provided for scrappage associated with the existing ULEZ was provided entirely without government support in contrast to other UK cities

Apply For ULEZ Car and Motorcycle Scheme

You must complete a few things to apply for the ULEZ car and motorcycle scrappage scheme.

  1. Firstly, Ensure you meet the requirements for the grant. Applications are divided into two sub-schemes, depending on the vehicle type and applicant.
  2. You must also reside within the 32 boroughs of Greater London.
  3. Importantly, if you have received a grant payment under the previous ULEZ london scrappage scheme, your application will not be able to apply to the latest ULEZ scrappage scheme grant.

London Scrappage Scheme Grant Payment Options

If you are successful, you’ll be informed by the Tfl. Payment for the ULEZ scrappage scheme grant can come in many forms. The eight different types of grant payment options are below.

  • Specific options are not equal to others! For example, the opportunity to scrap a car with 2 or 1 adult bus and tram passes for the year is of higher value. This has been made to push transport across London, with talks of investment in the current London bus network.
  • You can receive your grant funding as a one-off payment, a reduced grant payment with one or two bus/tram passes.
  • The scrappage scheme with a bus and tram pass is provided in the form of an Oyster card, and depending on the type of grant payment, you can receive upwards of 2 keys for yourself and someone you live with.

With so many options, it’s essential to consider what option you could choose.

As a resident, you may want to use the single grant payment to invest in a renewable, cleaner electric vehicle. Alternatively, you could retrofit your existing vehicle to meet emission standards without breaking the bank.

If you work and study within greater London, choosing the grant payment whereby you receive a bus or tram pass for the year is also very sustainable. Either way, regardless of what type of grant payment you choose, reflecting upon your future requirements for transport is of significant importance.

If you can make it work with public transport or want to go green with an electric/hybrid, start by choosing to scrap your car today!

  • Scrap a car


  • Scrap a car with one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass


  • Scrap a car with two adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Passes


  • Scrap a motorcycle


  • Scrap a motorcycle with one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass


  • Scrap a wheelchair-accessible vehicle - Car or Van


  • Retrofit a wheelchair-accessible vehicle - Van Only


Car owners can choose a smaller grant alongside up to two free annual bus and tram passes, which would give them a higher financial package than scrapping their car alone.

Scrap Your Polluting Car In London Today

We hope our guide on the latest car scrappage scheme in London clarifies some of your options.

Moving forward, tightened restrictions on polluting vehicles and local transport will change.

As we enter an age of green, renewable forms of travelling, ask yourself if the London scrappage scheme was the push you needed to go green. Should we ditch the dirty diesel for a green, electric vehicle or utilise existing resources such as a bus and tram network to support our daily needs better?

Regardless of your grant scrappage scheme, start by scrapping your car with a licensed A.T.F. (authorised treatment facility).

Thankfully, scrap Local;’s award-winning scrapyard network can help you do that. Enter your reg and postcode to receive a quote, where we can proceed to arrange an accessible collections service, all required paperwork (Such as certificate of destruction) with secure payment in the bank.

Scrapping a car in London has never been easier!

Question's On The London Scrappage Scheme
  • What is the London scrappage scheme?

    The London scrappage scheme is an initiative run by the TFl and Mayor Sadiq Khan to provide grant funding to residents and business owners whose current methods of transport aren’t compliant with the Ultra-low emission zone.

  • What types of grant funding are available?

    Currently, there are 8 types of grant funding. These are:

    • Scrap a car – £2,000
    • Scrap a car – £1,600 plus one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass
    • Scrap a car – £1,200 plus two adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Passes
    • Scrap a motorcycle – £1,000
    • Scrap a motorcycle – £600 plus one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass
    • Scrap a motorcycle – £200 plus two adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Passes
    • Scrap a wheelchair accessible vehicle (car or van) – £5,000
    • Retrofit a wheelchair accessible vehicle (van only) – £5,000

    Its essential to check on the entry requirements when applying for the ULEZ scrappage scheme grant.

  • Who can apply for the London scrappage scheme grant?

    You are required to live within the 32 boroughs of London and receive certain benefits as a resident, or business owner.Also, if you have previously submitted and application, you will be ineligible for current funding.

  • How do I scrap my car to receive the ULEZ car grant

    To scrap your car and receive grant funding from the scrappage scheme, you must provide a certificate of destruction.

    This informs Tfl the vehicle has been scrapped with an A.T.F.

    Thankfully, Scrap Local works with trusted scrapyards across London to remove your car.

    With free collection, all paperwork provided and fast secure payment, its never been easier to scrap your car for a better London!

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