MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A local charity in my constituency wishes to utilise the ULEZ scrappage scheme for the fleet of minivans. As a charity they were exempt from the congestion charge and so do not have proof of congestion charge payments. As such, they have been unable to apply under option 1 of the scrappage scheme despite being located and driving within the congestion charge on a daily basis. Option 2 requires that they immediately purchase a new vehicle. As a charity, this is very costly and is preventing them from utilising the scheme. Are you able to make an exemption for charities in this predicament?




Answered By: 
The Mayor

I want to encourage all drivers to take action to clean up London’s toxic air. This is why I introduced my £23 million van scrappage scheme to help micro-businesses and charities apply for funds to scrap up to three older, more polluting vans and charity minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles.

Transport for London (TfL) recognises that some applicants may not be able to provide the exact evidence outlined in the Scrappage Scheme terms and conditions, and will work with relevant organisations to assist them with their application.

Any micro-business or charity concerned that it may not be eligible to apply for a grant to scrap its vehicles should make an enquiry via the Scrappage Scheme pages on the TfL website.

I am aware TfL has already been in touch with you about this specific case, and I hope it can work with the charity to resolve its concerns in a timely manner.