LONDONERS with vehicles that don't meet ULEZ standards can apply for funding worth thousands of pounds to get them scrapped.
Sadiq Khan today announced a £110m scheme to help households prepare for the ULEZ expansion that kicks in on August 29.
The expansion will see ULEZ extended from the North and South Circular Roads to the whole of Greater London.
Thousands of drivers who don't comply with minimum emissions standards will be charged a daily fee of £12.50 for entering the zone.
That's separate from the £15 congestion charge, which must also be paid daily for vehicles travelling through the city centre.
Petrol cars that meet ULEZ standards tend to have been registered with the DVLA after 2005.
Meanwhile, diesel cars that meet requirement generally would've been registered after September 2015.
Under Mr Khan's new scheme, Londoners could get up to £2,000 for scrapping a polluting car or up to £1,000 for scrapping a motorcycle that misses the ULEZ mark.
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Businesses and charities wanting to get rid of a van or minibus that doesn't comply with ULEZ can receive a £5,000 – £9,500 grant.
To qualify for funding you must live in London.
You must also be either on low income or disability benefits, a micro business with up to 10 employees, a sole trader or a charity with a registered address in London.
Brits looking to make use of the scheme can check if their car is eligible by entering a licence plate number on the TfL website.
The controversial ULEZ expansion has caused uproar among some MPs.
At PMQs last week, Rishi Sunak urged the Labour Mayor to back down from the policy.
The PM said: "Transport in London is devolved to the Labour Mayor of London. And it's disappointing that the Mayor, backed by the Leader of the Opposition, is choosing not to listening not to listen to the public."
A consultation conducted last year found 59% of respondents were opposed to expanding ULEZ.
But London Tories argue the number is actually higher – around 62% – and have accused Mr Khan of manipulating results by excluding responses organised by anti-ULEZ campaign groups.
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Mr Khan insists he's done nothing wrong.
And he argues the levy will improve air quality in London by discouraging motorists from driving dirty vehicles in the city.
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