# Low-Income Londoners Incentivised to Scrap Old Vehicles Ahead of Ulez Expansion
As London prepares to expand its ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) to cover most of the city’s roads, low-income Londoners are being incentivised to scrap their old vehicles in an effort to reduce air pollution. This is an important step in the fight against climate change and it is essential that we understand the impact this will have on people’s lives and businesses. In this blog post, we’ll explore the financial and practical implications of the Ulez expansion, and how people are adapting to this new reality.
## What is the Ulez?
The Ulez is an emissions-based charging scheme designed to reduce air pollution in London. The scheme was introduced in April 2019 and is set to expand to cover most of the city’s roads by October 2021. The Ulez charge is £12.50 per day for most vehicles, and it applies to all vehicles that do not meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. This means that many older cars, vans, and motorcycles will be subject to the charge.
## How Are Low-Income Londoners Being Incentivised to Scrap Their Old Vehicles?
In an effort to encourage people to upgrade their vehicles to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard, a new scrappage scheme has been introduced. Low-income Londoners can receive up to £3,000 to scrap their old vehicles and upgrade to a more environmentally friendly one. This is a great incentive for people who may not have the financial resources to upgrade their vehicles otherwise.
## How Are People Adapting to the Ulez?
The Ulez has had a significant impact on people’s lives, especially those living in the outskirts of the city. Many people are having to drive less, or are considering scrapping their vehicles altogether. This is having a financial impact on people’s lives and businesses, as well as a practical one.
It is important that we understand how people are being affected by the Ulez and other clean air schemes. We would like to hear from people in the UK about how they are being affected by this or similar schemes. How have you adapted? What changes have you noticed in your area? Do you think it has had a mostly positive or negative impact on your area?
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