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London Scrappage Scheme

London Scrappage Scheme

January 31, 2020 / 0 Comments / 452 /
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If you have a refrigerated van that does not meet the stricter ULEZ emission standards that were set last April then you will have been paying the daily charge whenever you enter the ULEZ Zone. To support businesses in the Capital the Mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme to help improve London’s air quality. If you have a business that has a van that does not meet the ULEZ standards and is based in a London borough or the City of London or if your refrigerated van frequently goes into the ULEZ zone then you could be eligible to apply for funds to scrap your older vehicle to help you switch to a new cleaner vehicle.

The funds have recently been increased to up to £7000 so now is a better time than ever to change your old van for a brand new one. Not only will you be saving money by not having to pay the ULEZ charge, you can also get up to £7000 for your old tired fridge van. This will probably be a lot more than you would get as a part exchange and you will also make a saving on fuel as the latest vans are a lot more fuel efficient as well as being cleaner and better for the environment.

Although the scheme is something you have to apply for yourself, here at Coolvan we can help you with this and guide you to the correct website and forms you need to complete.

To be eligble you have to fit into one of the 3 fund categories set by Transport For London (TFL)

Option 1: Scrappage for frequent users of the Congestion Charge area (£7,000)
The vehicle being scrapped must:
Have been driven within the Congestion Charge zone at least 26 times between 22 August 2018 and 22 February 2019 (six months before the start of the scrappage scheme). This will be checked against existing transactions in your London Road User Charging account.
For journeys made outside of Congestion Charge operational hours (07:00-18:00, Monday to Friday) we will consider evidence of travel
Be a pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus) that doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards

Option 2: Scrappage and purchase/lease of Euro 6 replacement (£7,000)
The vehicle being scrapped must be:
A pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus) that doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards
Replaced by purchase, lease or hire (for at least two years) with a Euro 6 diesel light van or Euro 6 diesel minibus (for charities only)
The eligible business must be registered at a Greater London address.

Option 3: Scrappage and contribution towards running costs (including insurance) of an electric vehicle (£9,500)
The grant payment is made up of £7,000 for scrapping ULEZ non- compliant vehicles plus a £2,500 contribution towards running costs (including insurance) of a replacement electric vehicle(s).

The vehicle being scrapped must be:
A pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus) that does not meet the ULEZ standards
Replaced by purchase, lease or hire (for at least two years ) with an electric light van or electric minibus (for charities only)
For an eligible business not registered in Greater London the vehicle must also:
Have been driven within the Congestion Charge zone at least 26 times between 22 August 2018 and 22 February 2019 (six months before the start of the scrappage scheme). This will be checked against existing transactions in your London Road User Charging account.
For journeys made outside of Congestion Charge operational hours we will consider evidence of travel.
Refund of ULEZ charges
Successful applicants will be refunded any ULEZ charges paid for the scrapped vehicle(s) during the three months after their application was submitted providing they were paid via Auto Pay.

Organisation and vehicle eligibility
For Option 2 and Option 3, organisations must be able to prove that they’re registered at an address in a London borough or the City of London.
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
Small businesses must have:
50 or fewer employees
An annual turnover of not more than £10.2 million OR a balance sheet total of not more than £5.1 million AND
Companies House registration as an active company in the UK OR be VAT registered in the UK
Sole traders must be:
A self-employed person who owns and operates a business as an individual
Charities must be an:
Entity registered with the Charity Commission as an active charity
Vehicle(s) you intend to scrap must be:
A van owned by an eligible business with up to and including 50 employees, or a minibus owned by a registered charity, for more than calendar 12 months before the start of the scrappage scheme on 22 February 2019
Insured for business use
Road taxed with a valid MOT
Scrapped at an approved Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)
The vehicle that you want to scrap must also fail to meet the ULEZ emissions standards.

We have access to all makes and models with many in stock, all refrigerated van conversions are done on site by our own highly skilled engineers and the prices quoted include delivery to your doorstep.

with the new 20 plate coming on March 1st now is a great time to look at replacing your old fridge van for a new one.

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