2020 London Scrappage scheme for cars, vans and minibuses

If you’re a London resident, you may have heard about the new scrappage scheme that was announced by the London Mayor Sadiq Khan on 22nd Jan 2020.

In the attempt to make London an emission free zone, the government sets to increase scrappage scheme payments to upto £9,500 for vans that don’t meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards.

Ultra Low Emission Zone London ULEZ Scrappage Scheme
London ULEZ Scrappage Scheme 2020

The scrappage scheme is available for eligible charities & businesses with up to 50 employees to replace vehicles that don’t meet the required emission levels.

The grant is available for scrapping up to 3 older, more polluting vans & minibuses and aims to help business owners run cleaner vehicles around the capital.

As a community, homes & businesses in London must prepare for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which will run in the North & South London circular in 2021.

The London-wide, Low emission zone standards will also be tightened in October 2020 which means if your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ emission standards, you will be required to pay a daily charge to drive within ULEZ zones.

How Can Scrap Local Help?

Scrap Local has had many calls about scrapping their vehicles with the ULEZ scrappage scheme and can confirm, our official collection partners can help you recycle your scrap van in a compliant way for the grant.

 

Official Partners are Authorised Treatment Facilities and can issue Certificates of Destruction which you will need in order to claim the grant.

 

When you purchase your new vehicle, you must ensure you are eligible before assuming you will receive the payment.

 

Who Pays The Van Scrappage Payment?

The scrappage payment of upto £9,500 is paid to you by the government as a grant.

This is not the amount you will receive from Scrap Local, our partners or scrapyards on our directory.

However, you may receive a quote and payment on top of this grant from the scrap yard. This payment is separate and paid to you directly from the scrap dealer itself.

Most customers donate their van/car on scrappage schemes as payments may effect the amount payable via the grant.

How Much Will I Get For My Van On The London Scrappage Scheme?

With the Scrappage Scheme payment, you must meet criteria, vehicle(s) you intend to scrap must be:

  • A van owned by an eligible business with up to 50 employees.
  • or a minibus owned by a registered charity.
  • Must have been owned for more than calendar 12 months before the start of the scrappage scheme on 22 February 2019
  • Insured for business use
  • Road taxed with a valid MOT

How Can I Apply?

We would advise to read the guidance notes and Terms & conditions for the scheme below. These are the official links from tfl.gov.uk regarding the grants available for vans and minibuses

Starting an Application

You may apply to scrap up to 3 vehicles on the scheme – per organisation. Once an application has been submitted – you can’t add or remove vehicles.

Sign in to your London Road User Charging portal here and look for the ‘Scrappage Scheme’ links on the website.

All our official collection partners are Fully licensed ATF’s & have Authorised Treatment Facilities local to you. 

When you make an enquiry via our enquiry forms, you will always be dealt with by an OFFICIAL Partner of Scrap Local.

Please Note:

If you browse through our member directory yourself, please be aware that not all members of the directory are ATF’s.  Although many dispose of vehicles at a local ATF.  Check reviews and ask when you call.

Always ask for a Certificate of Destruction. 

Can i get Scrappage Scheme for a Car?

In addition to the van scrappage scheme, the Mayor of London has also launched a car and motorcycle London scrappage scheme. 

This scheme aims to help low income and disabled Londoners recycle purchase newer, greener vehicles if they scrap their older cars that don’t meet ULEZ standards.

The grants aren’t as high for cars and motorcycles but there are two payments available:

  • £1,000 to scrap a motorcycle or moped
  • £2,000 to scrap a car

The vehicle mustn’t meet the ULEZ emissions standard and can only be used against the purchase of a vehicle that does meet the standards.

How can u get the ULEZ Grant for my scrap car?

You must first apply for the grant and ensure you are eligible to receive the payment BEFORE scrapping your car.

You must also meet the following criteria:

  • You must live within the City of London or one of the 32 London boroughs.
  • You must be claiming benefits

Applicants must receive one or more of the benefits below: 

  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
 

Applicants can only apply to scrap cars, motorcycles or mopeds that:

  • The vehicle MUST BE registered with the DVLA by the applicant. (or someone who lives at the same address as the applicant) 
  • Must have been owned for more than 12 months before 23 October 2019.
  • The vehicle must be insured
  • MOT and road tax must be up-to-date. 

All our official collection partners are Fully licensed ATF’s & have Authorised Treatment Facilities local to you. 

When you make an enquiry via our enquiry forms, you will always be dealt with by an OFFICIAL Partner of Scrap Local.

Please Note:

If you browse through our member directory yourself, please be aware that not all members of the directory are ATF’s.  Although many dispose of vehicles at a local ATF. Check reviews and ask when you call.

Always ask for a Certificate of Destruction. 

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