Poor air quality is impacting the health of Londoners, and it's mainly caused by polluting vehicles. It's not just a central or inner London problem. In fact, the greatest number of health issues related to air pollution occur in outer London areas. That's why the ULEZ is expanding across all London boroughs (see map below).

If you drive a vehicle that doesn't meet the emissions standards inside the expanded ULEZ, you could face a daily charge of £12.50. This includes residents of the ULEZ. However, you don't need to pay the ULEZ charge if you are parked inside the zone and don't drive.

To see if your vehicle meets the ULEZ emission standards, use our vehicle checker.

Further changes

In addition to the ULEZ expansion, the Mayor of London has announced further changes.

Scrappage scheme

From 30 January 2023, Londoners receiving certain disability and means-tested benefits can apply to our car and motorcycle scrappage scheme and receive a grant payment, or a grant payment plus one or two Annual Bus & Tram passes. A separate van and minibus scrappage scheme will also be available for sole traders, micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees) and charities.

There will also be ULEZ support offers for successful scrappage scheme applicants as well as offers for all Londoners to take advantage of, whether eligible for a grant or not.

Discounts and exemptions 

To help disabled Londoners and community transport providers prepare for the expansion, existing ULEZ grace periods (temporary exemptions) have been extended, and new grace periods will be introduced on 30 January 2023.

Auto Pay and Penalty Charge Notice changes  

The £10 annual fee to register a vehicle for Auto Pay will be removed. Auto Pay lets drivers who register their vehicles avoid the risk of forgetting to pay the daily ULEZ charge and incurring a penalty charge.

The value of ULEZ and Congestion Charge penalty charges incurred will increase from £160 to £180 (reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days).

Where it will operate

This map shows the new ULEZ boundary and the area it will cover. You can toggle the map to view the Congestion Charge zone, current inner London ULEZ and the new London-wide ULEZ from 29 August 2023. 

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Charging times

  • Congestion Charge (CC): Operates 07:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, 12:00-18:00 Sat-Sun and bank holidays. No charge between Christmas Day and New Year's Day bank holiday (inclusive)
  • ULEZ: Operates 24 hours a day, midnight to midnight, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December)

Find out more about paying the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and LEZ, and learn more about DVS.