Launch of ULEZ Scrappage Scheme
We at Inclusion London joined the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at the ULEZ scrappage launch event…
Image: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan outside alongside campaigner Kush Kanodia and Laura Vicinanza and Svetlana Kotova from Inclusion London
Yesterday (30/1/23) we at Inclusion London joined the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at the ULEZ scrappage launch event at the Felix Project’s Warehouse in Enfield.While all of us want to live in a city with clean air, we made clear to the Mayor that if ULEZ had to be expanded to the whole of London, robust mitigation measures had to be put in place to prevent Disabled Londoners from experiencing financial hardship. We are pleased the Mayor has taken on board our feedback about the negative financial impact the ULEZ expansion would have on Disabled Londoners and took steps to mitigate it. We welcome the new grace periods that have been introduced for Disabled Londoners and the enhanced funding available through the scrappage scheme to those Disabled Londoners relying on Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) and/or vehicles with specific adaptations. We do believe that the ultimate aim should be to ensure every Disabled Londoner, who is not able to travel by public transport due to lack of accessibility, has access to an ULEZ compliant car.
We are confident that the scrappage scheme combined with the new temporary exemptions will enable Disabled Londoners to adapt to the expansion of the ULEZ. These policy improvements are a clear example of how to implement reasonable adjustments for Disabled people.Read more information about the scrappage scheme here.We’ll continue working with the Mayor to ensure further improvements are made to the scheme, by ensuring the application process to the scrappage scheme is accessible to all Disabled people and that the cost of replacing adapted vehicles is fully covered by the scrappage scheme.
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Inclusion London at the launch of the ULEZ scrappage scheme. Photo of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan outside alongside campaigner Kush Kanodia and Laura Vicinanza and Svetlana Kotova from Inclusion London
What is ULEZ? Logo for ULEZ, a car and a disabled symbol. Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is a charge which is expanding to Greater London in August 2023. It encourages people to use cars with lower emissions, by making it more expensive to use a car with high emissions, which cause air pollution. 85% of cars seen driving in Outer London already have low emissions, so only a small number of cars will receive the ULEZ charge. But this affects Disabled people more than non-Disabled people.
What’s changed? Logo for ULEZ, a car and a disabled symbol. Thanks to organisations like Inclusion London and campaigners like Kush Kanodia: More Disabled people will not have to pay the ULEZ charge until 2027. More Disabled people can get money towards a new, low-emissions car if they scrap their old, non-compliant car. Disabled people can get more money for their old vehicle, because adapted vehicles like Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles cost more money to replace
What now? Read more on our website: inclusionlondon.org.uk/news/ulez-scrappage. Read more on the Mayor’s website: lnkd.in/e797PUQv. If you have any questions, need help applying for the scrappage scheme or anything else to do with ULEZ, get in contact with us on social media or at: email@example.com. Inclusion London logo. @InclusionLondon. Logos for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn