Scheme is closed to new applications

Following enthusiastic uptake, all funding has now been claimed. This information is for existing applications.

Existing applications 

If you've already applied to the scheme, we aim to contact you within 10 working days with the status of your application. We may ask you for more information. You can find all the criteria for existing applications below. 

If your application is approved, you will get a confirmation of eligibility letter from TfL.

Approved applications
 

Once you have a confirmation of eligibility letter from TfL, you can continue to scrap or retrofit your vehicle and submit your evidence to claim your grant payment. Remember, you must be logged into the same account that you submitted your application from, or your grant payment will be delayed.

We aim to contact you within 10 working days with the outcome. We will send your grant payment by post to the named applicant at the address on the LRUC account.

Scrapped and replaced vehicles

After you've scrapped your vehicle, you need to upload an image of the collection receipt issued to you by the Metropolitan Police pound.

You will also need to upload evidence of a ULEZ compliant replacement vehicle. This will include:

  • Vehicle registration document (V5C)
  • Motor insurance certificate (for business use)
  • Sales invoice, lease document hire agreement (for a duration of more than two years)

Retrofitted vehicles 

After your vehicle has been retrofitted, you need to upload the following evidence to complete your application:

  • Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme vehicle installation certificate
  • Vehicle retrofit invoice

Do not scrap your vehicle until we have confirmed that you can do so. TfL will not be liable for any costs you incur if you decide to scrap your vehicle before receiving the confirmation of eligibility letter from us.

Vehicle with a private (personalised) number plate

If you receive a confirmation of eligibility letter you should remove your private plate and then scrap your vehicle. When you surrender your vehicle to the Metropolitan Police Pound you will need to take the DVLA plate transfer documents. You will also need to submit these documents when you claim your grant payment.

Criteria for existing applications 

If your vehicle doesn't meet the ULEZ emissions standards you will need to pay a daily charge to drive it within the zone. This scheme provides a grant payment for small businesses with up to 50 employees and charities to scrap or retrofit up to three HGVs, heavy vans, buses or coaches.

Micro businesses must have:

  • 10 or fewer employees
  • Up to £632k turnover OR up to £316k balance sheet total in the preceding and current financial year AND
  • Companies House registration as an active company in the UK OR be VAT registered in the UK

Small businesses must have:

  • 50 or fewer employees
  • An annual turnover of not more than £10.2 million OR a balance sheet total of not more than £5.1 million AND
  • Companies House registration as an active company in the UK OR be VAT registered in the UK

Sole traders must be:

  • A self-employed person who owns and operates a business in the UK as an individual

Charities must be:

  • An entity registered with the Charities Commission as an active charity

Vehicles you intend to scrap must be:

  • An HGV, large van, specialist vehicle (over 3.5 Tonnes GVW), bus or coach (over 5 Tonnes GVW) and owned by an eligible organisation for more than calendar 12 months before the start of the heavy vehicle scrappage scheme on 28 September 2020
  • Insured for business use
  • Road taxed with a valid MOT
  • Surrendered for secure scrapping at either Perivale or Charlton Metropolitan Police Pounds 

Vehicles you intend to retrofit must be:

  • An HGV, large van, specialist vehicle, bus or coach owned by an eligible organisation for more than calendar 12 months before the start of the heavy vehicle scrappage scheme on 28 September 2020
  • Insured for business use
  • On the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) register
  • Retrofitted by a CVRAS approved company

Scrap and replace a ULEZ Non-Compliant  HGV, heavy van, specialist vehicle, bus or coach (£15,000 Grant)

The vehicle being scrapped must be:

  • A HGV, large van or specialist vehicle over 3.5 Tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight or a bus or coach over 5 Tonnes GVW that doesn't meet the ULEZ standards (this includes pre Euro VI diesel vehicles)

Replacement vehicle must be:

  • A HGV, large van or specialist vehicle over 3.5 Tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight or a bus or coach over 5 Tonnes GVW that  meets the ULEZ standards (Euro VI diesel vehicles)
  • Purchased or on a hire/ lease contract that is at least two years long.

The organisation must be one of the following:

  • Registered within the Greater London Area
  • Hold a valid Operating Licence with an Operating centre within the Greater London area
  • Hold a London Service Permit

You can still apply if you don't meet one of these criteria if the vehicle you want to scrap has been driven within the Greater London Area at least 26 times between 28 March 2020 and 28 September 2020. You will need to submit evidence of these journeys such as delivery sheets or vehicle tracker data.

Retrofit an eligible HGV, heavy van, specialist vehicle, bus or coach (£15,000 grant)

The vehicle being retrofitted must be:

  • An eligible HGV, heavy van or specialist vehicle over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) or a bus or coach over 5 tonnes GVW that doesn't meet the ULEZ emissions standard (this includes pre Euro VI diesel vehicles)
  • Listed on the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) register and retrofitted by one of their approved companies.

Check that your vehicle's make and model appears on the CVRAS register, which can be downloaded from the CVRAS website. Then contact the approved company who will be able to advise you if your vehicle can be retrofitted. 

Not all vehicles can be retrofitted with CVRAS approved technology. If your vehicle is not on their register you can't get a grant to retrofit it under this scheme.  

  • The organisation must be one of the following:
  • Registered within the Greater London area
  • Hold a valid Operating Licence with an Operating centre within the Greater London area
  • Hold a London Service Permit

You can still apply if you don't fulfil one of these criteria if the vehicle you want to retrofit has been driven within the Greater London area at least 26 times between 28 March 2020 and 28 September 2020. You will need to submit evidence of these journeys such as delivery sheets or vehicle tracker data.

Ask about an existing application or submit more information 

If we have asked you for more information about an existing application, you can submit it by making an enquiry. For example, if you own a business as a sole trader, we may ask you to send us a completed 'State Aid declaration'. You can also ask questions about the scheme. 

If you would like to withdraw your application, please tell us.

Organisations supporting ULEZ scrappage schemes

If you're scrapping your vehicle(s), consider replacing through a vehicle sharing service. Find offers available to you through third party organisations.

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