Scrappage deal for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5019
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the scrappage deal for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers in London be a once in a life time offer or will it be available whenever drivers change their vehicle?

Answer

Answer for Scrappage deal for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

Answer for Scrappage deal for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA and TfL have been working with Government, taxi trade associations and taxi manufacturers to put in place a package of financial support to enable the introduction of tighter age limits and to support the transition to zero emission capable taxis.

So far TfL has allocated up to £40m in its business plan to assist taxi drivers to purchase newer vehicles. TfL is currently working with the taxi trade to determine the fairest and most effective way of structuring this funding.

In addition, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has allocated £20m to provide grants and supporting infrastructure for zero emission capable taxis.