UPDATE Changes to TfL Van Scrappage Scheme

Posted on 29 January 2020 by CarTakeBack

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The Mayor of London has announced major changes to the TfL van scrappage scheme! Significant updates include a huge increase in the reward for scrapping a non-compliant van, and eligibility being opened up with reduced restrictions on the qualifying criteria.

The purpose of the changes is to enable even more businesses to take advantage of the scheme - making the switch to a ULEZ compliant vehicle more affordable.

What you need to know...

  • Previously restricted to micro businesses (up to 10 employees), the scheme is now open to small business with up to 50 employees
  • The non-compliant van to be scrapped had to have been driven within the Congestion Charge zone at least 52 times between 22 August 2018 and 22 February 2019 (six months before the start of the scrappage scheme). This has now been reduced to 26 times in the same time period.
  • The reward for scrapping a non-compliant van that frequently enters the Congestion Charge zone was £3,500. This has been doubled to £7,000.
  • Those choosing to upgrade to an electric vehicle, scrappage and contribution towards running costs was £6,000. This incentive has increased to £9,500.

TfL Van Scrappage Scheme 

Full information on the scrappage scheme and application form can be found on the Transport for London website.

CarTakeBack is proud to be supporting the scheme which aims to help improve London's air quality by recycling any vans scrapped as part of the scheme.

If you're not participating in the TfL van scrappage scheme, you can still recycle your old car with CarTakeBack. Get an instant scrap car quote here.