BIRMINGHAM City Council has partnered with Motorpoint to offer people working in the Clean Air Zone the chance to scrap their old car and receive £2,000 credit towards a vehicle that meets the zone’s emission standards or a mobility credit.
The Clean Air Zone Scrappage and Travel Scheme enables people who work in the zone and who earn less than £30,000 a year to scrap a vehicle that would be subject to the daily fee from June 1, 2021.
In exchange, they will receive £2,000 credit towards a compliant vehicle from Motorpoint or £2,000 in a ‘mobility’ credit to use on public transport via Swift Card with Transport for West Midlands.
Stephen Arnold, Head of the Clean Air Zone, said: “We have had a high number of workers who have registered an interest the Scrappage and Mobility Scheme so we know this announcement will spark huge excitement amongst city centre workers.
“We are continuing to take expressions of interest in the scheme through the Brum Breathes website and we expect to be able to accept full applications shortly.
“In the meantime, we are encouraging city centre workers who may qualify for this scheme to also apply for a temporary exemption permit so that their existing vehicle will not be subject to the charge when the zone launches on 1 June this year.”
The Scrappage and Travel Scheme will be open to people who have been the registered keeper of a vehicle that does not meet the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone so would be subject to the daily fee, work for at least 18 hours a week at premises within the
Clean Air Zone boundary and who earn less than £30,000 a year.
They must have been the registered keeper of the vehicle since September 10, 2018.
The full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions for the scheme are available at www.brumbreathes.co.uk.
Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will launch on June 1, 2021.
From this date the owners of vehicles that do not meet the emission standards of the Clean Air Zone will be subject to a daily fee to enter the zone.
The Clean Air Zone is an area of Birmingham city centre inside the A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself).