- WHAT IS THE ULEZ?
Operating 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week the ULEZ comes into force on April 8th 2019. Initially the zone will cover the existing congestion charge area. But from October 2021 the zone will expand to the inner London area bounded by the North and South Circular roads.
- HOW MUCH WILL DRIVERS HAVE TO PAY?
£12.50 for most types of vehicle, including cars, motorcycles and vans (up to and including 3.5 tonnes). £100 for heavier vehicles, including lorries (over 3.5 tonnes) and buses/coaches (over 5 tonnes). This is in addition to the congestion charge.
- WILL I HAVE TO PAY THE CHARGE?
Generally, drivers of diesel vehicles registered before 2015 will pay the charge as well as petrol cars registered before 2006. Check your own vehicle here.
- ARE THERE ANY EXEMPTIONS?
Owners of vehicles registered with a 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicles' tax class will be exempt from the charge until 26 October 2025.
Residents who are registered for the residents' Congestion Charge discount will be granted a time-limited period of a 100% discount from the ULEZ to give more time to change their vehicle to meet the standards.
London-licensed taxis are exempt from ULEZ - they are subject to a 15-year age limit and new emissions standards have already been introduced for them.
- IS THERE A SCRAPPAGE SCHEME?
Sadiq Khan's scheme will initially help London’s micro-businesses – defined as those with fewer than 10 employees – to switch to the cleanest vehicles, including electric. The mayor has asked for further financial support from the Government to extend the scheme.