Following enthusiastic uptake, all funding has now been claimed. This information is for existing applications.
If your vehicle does not meet the required Ultra Low Emission Zone standards, you can walk or cycle wherever possible, or use public transport. Explore other transport options.
If you've already applied to the scheme, we aim to contact you within 10 working days with the status of your application. We may ask you for more information. You can find all the criteria for existing applications below.
If your application is approved, you will get a confirmation of eligibility letter from TfL.
Once your application has been approved and you have received a confirmation of eligibility letter from TfL, follow these steps:
1. Scrap your vehicle at an Authorised Treatment Facility. They will give you a Certificate of Destruction.
2. Upload an image of the Certificate to your London road user charging (LRUC) account (Remember, you must be logged into the same account that you submitted your application from, or your grant payment will be delayed)
We aim to contact you within 10 working days with the outcome. We will send your grant payment by post to the named applicant at the address on the LRUC account.
Do not scrap your vehicle until we have confirmed that you can do so.
TfL will not be liable for any costs you incur if you decide to scrap your vehicle before receiving the confirmation of eligibility letter from us.
Once approved, you can also access a range of special discounts and deals like a year's free membership of the popular Santander bike hire scheme, with all rides up to 30 minutes for free.
We have also secured promotions from other organisations to support the Mayor's effort to clean up toxic air, and help all Londoners avoid polluting when they travel.
If you receive benefits, are disabled, over 60 or travelling with young children, you are also likely to be eligible for free or discounted travel on the TfL network.
If we have asked you for more information about an existing application, you can submit it by making an enquiry. For example, if you own a business as a sole trader, we may ask you to send us a completed 'State Aid declaration'. You can also ask questions about the scheme.
If you would like to withdraw your application, please tell us.
The scheme has two grant payments:
For TfL to approve your existing grant application, you must live within one of the 32 London boroughs or the City of London and be getting one or more of the benefits below:
To prove you claim a benefit, you need to show:
If your proof of benefits does not show your address, you will also need to provide a proof of address such as a bank statement, utility bill or driving licence.
The cars, motorcycle or moped that you have applied to scrap must:
To show that the vehicle is registered at your address and that it is roadworthy, you need your:
If the vehicle is registered to someone who lives at the same address as you, you need to prove they live with you by submitting a proof of address. For example, a bank statement, utility bill or driving licence, that is in their name and at your address.
Keep in mind:
Photos, scans or screenshots of documents are accepted, but they must show the entire page and be clear enough to read. For example, you can use your phone to take photos of the documents and upload these to us.
JPG, PNG or PDF file formats are accepted.
Registered keepers of a taxi that has already received a grant under the TfL taxi delicensing scheme cannot scrap that vehicle under the car and motorcycle scrappage scheme.
Some means-tested benefits are affected by the amount of money you have in savings.
The ULEZ Car and Motorcycle scrappage scheme grant payment may be treated as savings. If the grant payment is treated as savings, and takes you over the permitted savings limits, your current means-tested benefits may be affected.
Find out more about how benefits can be affected by lump sum payouts.
If you are a sole trader and have claimed capital allowances in respect of the scrapped vehicle, you may wish to seek advice as to whether the Car and Motorcycle scrappage scheme payment grant will affect your entitlement to any means-tested benefits.
TfL will have no liability to you if the Car and Motorcycle scrappage scheme grant payment affects any means-tested benefits you receive. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.
See how TfL uses your data on the Road User Charging privacy page.