September 10, 2020
Transport for London (TfL) have announced that their van scrappage scheme has now been suspended.
Previously TfL has announced they were doubling the payments for the scheme to £7,000, after little interest in the initial offer.
Since January, when the payments increased, they have provided £30m worth of funding towards newer, cleaner vans in the city.
On their website, TfL have said that the scheme has been suspended due to “unprecedented demand and limited funds”.
Any application that was submitted before 5pm on Friday the 28th of August will still be processed as normal, but if you submitted an application after this then it will not be successful. Any businesses that had not yet taken advantage of the scheme will now have to meet the costs themselves or face a daily charge to enter the city centre’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.
If you had already applied and received a confirmation letter then you can continue to scrap your vehicle and submit evidence to claim your grant payment.
Eligible charities who want to scrap a minibus can still contact TfL using the online enquiry form on their website.
TfL still expects to launch a scheme for heavy vehicles, including HGVs, heavy vans, and specialist vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight and buses over 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight. More details on the scheme should be issued soon.