£110m Ulez scrappage scheme launched ahead of expansion

A £110M ultra low emission zone scrappage scheme was launched on Monday – as the penalty for not paying the Ulez levy increased by £20 to £180.About three million penalty tickets for failing to pay the £12.50-a-day charge have been issued since Mayor Sadiq Khan launched the emissions scheme, first in central London, in April 2019.About 200,000 drivers a day are expected to have to pay the Ulez when it expands to the Greater London boundary on August 29.The new scrappage scheme, which is targeted at Londoners on benefits, small businesses and charities, is likely to benefit up to 30,000 people.