ULEZ scrappage scheme expansion is long overdue

Responding to the expansion of the ULEZ scrappage scheme, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and Transport Spokesperson Caroline Pidgeon AM said:

"It's about time the Mayor listened to the Liberal Democrat calls for an expanded scrappage scheme.

"Whilst we welcome the Labour Mayor at last listening, he could have saved Londoners a lot of stress and worry in the cost-of-living crisis if he had accepted our budget amendments in January and February.

"There are also questions over what happens to those who were financially vulnerable who have dug deep to scrape money together for a new vehicle, but it now turns out would have been eligible for the scheme?

"We will continue to call on the Mayor for a longer lead in time - as with previous expansions of ULEZ - and for a reversal to the 12 million miles he has cut from London bus routes since 2016."