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Just a third of London Ulez scrap payouts given
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Just a third of London Ulez scrap payouts given

Only a third of Londoners who asked TfL for help to scrap their car ahead of the expansion of the ultra-low emission zone have received a pay-out. Latest figures obtained by the Standard from TfL reveal that 16,089 applications had been received by Monday last week but only 5,348 payments made. A total of £61 million has been set aside by Mayor Sadiq Khan to help low-income and disabled Londoners, small businesses and charities scrap petrol and diesel vehicles that breach the Ulez emission rules. The zone is due to expand from central London to the inner boundaries of the North and South Circular roads on October 25. Drivers of non-compliant vehicles have to pay a £12.50-a-day levy. Grants worth £2,000 for cars and £1,000 for motorbikes or mopeds are being offered on a firs...