Charities and the ULEZ

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Some charities within my constituency are reliant on older and more polluting vehicles in order to provide services and meet local needs. They are facing uncertain futures with the introduction of the ULEZ as the cost of new vehicles is prohibitive. How is the Mayor supporting them to ensure they continue their important work amongst the community?


Answer for Charities and the ULEZ
Charities and the ULEZ

Charities and the ULEZ

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am mindful of the impact of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) may have on some charities. That is why on 22 February I launched my scrappage scheme for microbusinesses, which is also open for charities. This will provide support for charities based in London or those frequently entering the Congestion Charge Zone to scrap their non-compliant vehicle and replace it with a compliant one. Details of the scheme are available at

When ULEZ expands to inner London in October 2021, there will be a two-year exemption period for minibuses operated by not-for-profit organisations under a section 19 or section 21 permit. This will provide them with additional time to source a compliant vehicle.