Sadiq Khan offers partial ULEZ surrender with new scrappage scheme expansion


EMBATTLED London mayor Sadiq Khan has offered a part surrender on Ulez by handing any driver £2,000 to scrap their non-compliant vehicles.

But he vowed to stick to his rollout of a £12.50 daily charge for older vehicles to drive in the capital from August 29.

Embattled London mayor Sadiq Khan has expanded a scrappage scheme following the backlash to Ulez expansion

Following the backlash to expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to the outer boroughs, Mr Khan has expanded a scrappage scheme.

Previously, it had been only for those with low incomes or on disability benefits.

Scrappage payments for vans will also increase from £5,000 to £7,000, with small businesses able to dump three vehicles.

City Hall said the mayor would use £50million of reserves, taking the total cost of the scrappage fund to £160million.

Mr Khan said: “I have always said that expanding the Ulez to the whole of London was a difficult decision, and not one I took lightly, but it’s a decision I remain committed to seeing through.”

It comes amid pressure on the Government to roll back eco measures.

According to a poll, eight in ten Tories are against banning petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

And two in three want low-traffic neighbourhoods binned, according to the Conservative Home survey.

Downing Street has already pledged a review.

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