ULEZ

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-01-17
Session date: 
January 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/0362
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your leaflet on the ULEZ suggests that residents living inside the zone will be able to have a discount or exemption. Is this limited only to the current boundaries, or will similar discounts and exemptions apply to residents inside the expanded zone from 2021, bordered by the North and South Circulars?

Answers

Answer for ULEZ

Answer for ULEZ

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.

ULEZ

ULEZ

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Residents who are registered for the residents' Congestion Charge discount will be granted a time-limited grace period. A 100 per cent discount from the Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge will apply to their vehicles, which will give them more time to change their vehicle to meet the ULEZ standards. The discount will be available to those who live within the Central London ULEZ and in designated areas next to the boundary where the Congestion Charge residents' discount applies.

The grace period will apply from 8 April 2019 to 24 October 2021, ending when the Central London ULEZ expands to the North and South Circulars. This discount will only apply while they live within the central London zone and are registered with Transport for London.

There is a clear, pressing, legal and moral obligation to take action to reduce air pollution as soon as possible. Therefore, there will be no grace period for residents when the ULEZ expands to inner London (within the North and South Circulars). Around 72 per cent of respondents were in favour of this proposal when we consulted on the scheme.  

The ULEZ expansion takes place over three years after my decision, which I consider sufficient notice for residents.