DRIVERS could get £2,000 in grants after trading in their petrol and diesel ULEZ-breaking cars.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a major wave of financial support for Brits with non-compliant vehicles.
Every driver with a polluting car under ULEZ restrictions is now able to apply for the scrapping scheme.
The incentive was initially offered to a limited number of Londoners to scrap old petrol or diesel vehicles.
But the support has now been extended to all applicants.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "Every single Londoner with a non-compliant car and motorbike is now eligible to get support.
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"We are doing this without a penny of support from the Government who have helped other cities around the country with their clean air zones."
It comes after fuming drivers criticised the scheme for its limitations in financial help.
Support was previously only available to Londoners receiving child benefit or businesses with up to 10 employees.
Including those with with certain disabilities and low income benefits.
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However, all London residents with non-compliant vehicles can now get £2,000 for scrapping a car and £1,000 for a motorcycle.
They can also apply for "higher-value packages" – which include two bus and tram passes with a lower grant.
Sadiq Khan added: "There's still plenty of money available in the scrappage scheme and, with one week to go until the ULEZ is expanded, I am urging all Londoners with non-compliant vehicles to apply now."
Payments for wheelchair accessible cars have also increased to up to £10,000 to completely scrap the vehicle or £6,000 to make it less polluting.
Charities and small businesses with up to 50 employees are being offered payments between £6,000 and £11,500.
Scrappage payments for vans will also increase from £5,000 to £7,000, with small businesses able to dump three vehicles.
Drivers can use the ULEZ compliance check on the TfL website to verify whether or not they need to pay.
But not everyone is satisfied with the scrappage scheme – as fuming drivers were pictured staging protests outside Sadiq's Khan house.
The Controversial ULEZ has now expanded across all London boroughs with motorists forced to pay £12.5 a day to drive in the capital.
Local councils like Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, and Thurrock and Kent have already rejected the expansion.
Others opting for a "greener transition" are being offered reduced prices on bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters subscriptions.
It comes as The Sun launched our Give Us A Brake campaign to slow down the Government’s ruinous race to net zero.
Our Give Us A Brake plan calls for politicians to stop imposing pricey Ulez charging schemes and disruptive Low Traffic Neighbourhood zones.
We want the 2030 ban on new diesel and petrol cars delayed until the nation is prepared and drivers can afford the switch to electric vehicles.
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The manifesto also demands ministers scrap the edict that 22 per cent of car sales must be electric by 2024.
Finally, we call for no new green motoring stealth taxes — along with a continuation of the existing fuel duty freeze.
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