London Mayor Announces Scrappage Scheme for the Capital

Posted on 19 February 2019 by CarTakeBack

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, made an announcement last week during the #LoveCleanAir summit, that there will be a car scrappage scheme in London, starting later this year.

The scrappage scheme will be introduced ahead of the extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London in 2021, aiming to help lower income families who have older cars that will be over the emission limit and incur the £12.50 ULEZ daily charge. Transport for London estimates that around 2.4 million vehicles that are registered in the city are too old to avoid the charge.

Scrappage schemes give car owners that have qualifying vehicles money off a new, less polluting car when the old car gets recycled, removing it from the road.

#LoveCleanAir London Scrappage. Scrap cars at scrap yard.

This latest London scrappage scheme has been allocated a fund of £25m, to run in conjunction with the van scrappage fund for small businesses that was announced in December last year, which already has a fund of £23m allocated. This new scheme will be available to low income families in the capital, hoping to help them replace their older, high emission cars, with greener alternatives.

CarTakeBack have a long history of successfully supporting vehicle manufacturers with the various scrappage schemes operated over the past few years, ensuring scrap cars are recycled to the highest standards. We continue to work with manufacturers in support of current schemes, including the latest one announced by Transport for London, and stand ready to support any future scrappage schemes, be they manufacturer or Government led.