The Mayor’s new £110m scrappage scheme helps clear London’s air by providing grant payments to successful applicants to scrap or retrofit their vehicles that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards and switch to cleaner, greener modes of transport.
Applications for the scrappage scheme are divided into two sub-schemes based on vehicle type and applicant.
Car and Motorcycle. For Londoners on certain low income or disability benefits with cars, motorcycles and wheelchair accessible vehicles that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards.
Van and Minibus. For eligible sole traders, micro businesses (up to 10 employees) or charities with a registered address in London and a van or minibus that does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards.
Get paid for your car or motorcycle
Car and motorcycle scrappage scheme
To apply, you must live within one of the 32 London boroughs or the City of London and receive one or more of the following benefits:
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Tax Credit
Constant Attendance Allowance
Disability Living Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
Working Tax Credit
About the applicant
You’ll need to prove you are claiming benefits with either:
Your most recent award letter (not more than 12 months old), or
Your full Universal Credit service statement
If your benefit proof doesn’t show your address, you’ll need to provide a proof of address such as a driving licence or bank statement/utility bill dated within the last three months.
You will also need to provide a form of photo ID showing your name, such as a driver’s licence, passport or UK Blue Badge.
About the vehicle
You will need to show that this vehicle is registered with the DVLA and that it is insured by providing:
V5C log book (DVLA registration document)
Valid vehicle insurance certificate
Grant payment options
For cars, motorcycles and wheelchair accessible cars or vans there are eight grant payment options:
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
To apply, you will need to provide information and upload documents about you and the vehicle you want to apply to the scheme with. You may upload photos, scans or screenshots, including from your phone, but they must show the entire page and be clear enough to read. Files can be uploaded in JPG, PNG, or PDF formats.
To see if your vehicle is eligible for the ULEZ Scrappage Scheme, simply submit the ULEZ Enquiry Form at the bottom of this page.
Get paid for your van or minibus
Van and minibus scrappage scheme
The Mayor of London’s new scrappage scheme for vans and minibuses is helping to clear London’s air. It supports eligible sole traders, micro businesses and charities to replace polluting vehicles that don’t meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) emissions standards.
Organisation and vehicle eligibility
The scheme is open to micro businesses (with up to 10 employees), sole traders and registered charities with a registered address within the 32 London boroughs or the City of London (Greater London Area). The following organisations can apply.
Micro businesses with:
10 or fewer employees
Up to £632,000 turnover or up to £316,000 balance sheet total in the preceding and current financial year and
Companies House registration as an active company or VAT registered within the 32 London boroughs or City of London
Sole traders who must be:
A self-employed person who owns and operates a business within the 32 London boroughs or the City of London
Charities that are:
Registered with the Charities Commission as active within the 32 London boroughs or the City of London
A vehicle you intend to scrap must be:
A light van (up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight – GVW) or minibus (up to and including 5 tonnes GVW) registered to an eligible organisation for more than 12 calendar months before the start of the scrappage scheme on 30 January 2023
Registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the name of the business, sole trader or charity (if the vehicle is registered to an employee, director of the micro business or trustee of a charity you will need to provide confirmation of their link to the organisation)
Insured for business use
Certified with valid road tax and MOT
ULEZ non-compliant (this includes pre-Euro 6 diesel vehicles and pre-Euro 4 petrol vehicles)
Grant payment options
The van and minibus scrappage scheme offers six options:
Scrap a van – £5,000
Scrap a minibus – £7,000
Retrofit a van – £5,000
Retrofit a minibus – £5,000
Scrap a van and replace with an electric van – £7,500
Scrap a minibus and replace with an electric minibus – £9,500