If your vehicle doesn’t meet the new, stricter ULEZ emissions standards you will need to pay a daily charge to drive within the zone. Under a new scrappage scheme from TfL, eligible micro businesses can apply for funds to scrap up to three older, more polluting vans and switch to cleaner vehicles.

Find out if your vehicle meets the ULEZ standards for vans and minibuses.

Grant payment options

Option 1: Scrappage for frequent users of the Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ) (£3,500)

The vehicle being scrapped must:

  • Have been driven within the CCZ at least 52 times during the 6 months before 22 February 2019 – this will be checked against existing transactions in your London Road User Charging account
  • Be a pre-Euro 6 model light van (or charity-owned minibus) that does not meet the ULEZ standards

Option 2: Scrappage and purchase/lease of Euro 6 replacement (£3,500)

The vehicle being scrapped must be:

  • A pre-Euro 6 model light van (or charity-owned minibus) that does not meet the ULEZ standards
  • Replaced (by purchase or lease) with a Euro 6 light van or Euro 6 minibus (for charities only)

The micro business or charity must be registered at a Greater London address.


Organisation and vehicle eligibility

For Option 2, organisations must be able to prove that they’re registered at an address in a London borough or the City of London. Proof includes documents from Companies House, the Charity Commission or HMRC.


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


Vehicle(s) you intend to scrap must be:

  • A van or minibus owned by a registered micro business or charity for more than 12 calendar months before 22 February 2019
  • Insured for business use
  • Road taxed with a valid MOT
  • Scrapped at an approved Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)


It must also fail to meet ULEZ emissions standards.


To learn more about the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London, contact GRV4 Fridge Vans and speak to our experts who can answer your questions and help you find the perfect fridge van today!

You can learn more about the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) by clicking this link, and the UK Vehicle scrappage scheme by clicking this link.


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