- Non-compliant autos need to pay £12.50-a-day to drive throughout the Ulez
- 1000’s of drivers now more likely to not obtain a penny from the scrappage fund
As many as 70,000 motorists who utilized for assist to scrap their autos to keep away from paying Sadiq Khan’s Ulez have but to obtain a pay-out, newest figures present.
1000’s of drivers, charities and small companies within the capital are actually more likely to not obtain a penny from the Mayor of London’s £210million scrappage fund.
That is despite following Mr Khan’s recommendation to scrap or improve their car to keep away from breaching the Ulez’s exhaust emission guidelines.
Drivers of non-compliant autos need to pay £12.50-a-day to drive throughout the Ulez – those who fail to take action face a £180 advantageous.
Transport for London (TfL) admitted nearly six out of 10 candidates – 68,630 – had been rejected or will nonetheless to be authorized.
It now solely has £50million left to pay these drivers, having already spent £158.1million of the scrappage fund on 46,616 candidates.
Sadiq Khan (pictured) put aside £210m for the scrappage fund – however lower than 40 per cent of those that utilized have at present acquired a payout
The ULEZ enlargement scheme is about to start out on August 29. Sadiq Khan has pumped one other £50 million into the scrappage scheme, setting its value at a watch watering £160 million
Signal highlighting the boundary of London’s Extremely Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) zone. If you wish to obtain the grant you could guarantee your car has legitimate MOT, insurance coverage and highway tax
Present information exhibits 31,577 out of 64,923 functions from automotive drivers or motorcyclists had been authorized, as had 15,039 of the 50,323 functions to the van and minibus fund.
Keith Prince, Metropolis Corridor Conservatives transport spokesman, instructed the Night Commonplace that the newest figures have been ‘very regarding’.
He mentioned: ‘These numbers symbolize the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of people who find themselves not solely out of pocket however are additionally with no Ulez-compliant car.’
A £110million was put aside by Mr Khan for the fund, however this was elevated to £160million forward of the Ulez enlargement to the Higher London boundary final August.
The full quantity was taken to £210m earlier this month after the mayor allotted an additional £50million from his 2024/25 Metropolis Corridor finances.
As a part of the scheme, Motorcyclists can obtain £1,000, automotive drivers £2,000 and van and minibus house owners between £6,000 and £11,500.
The quantity acquired is dependent upon the car and whether or not it’s scrapped or retro-fitted.