Ultra Low Emission Zone

From Tuesday 29 August 2023, the ULEZ will be expanding across all London boroughs, including Hillingdon. The council is opposed to this expansion.

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What is the Ultra Low Emission Zone?

What is the Ultra Low Emission Zone?

The ULEZ initiative was introduced by the Mayor of London in 2019 to central London and expanded to include all areas within the North and South Circular Roads in 2021. The North Circular (A406) and South Circular (A205) roads are currently not in the zone.

The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December).

If you drive anywhere within the ULEZ, including the expanded area from Tuesday 29 August 2023, and your vehicle does not meet the emission standards, you could face a daily charge of £12.50. This includes residents within the ULEZ. You will not be required to pay the ULEZ charge if you are parked inside the zone and don't drive.

ULEZ expansion

From Tuesday 29 August 2023, the ULEZ will be expanding across all other London boroughs, including Hillingdon. Click the image below to view a map of the expansion.

Is your vehicle compliant?

If your vehicle doesn't meet the ULEZ emission standards and isn't exempt, you will be required to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive inside the zone. This charge can amount to over £4,500 a year, per vehicle.

This applies to:

  • cars
  • motorcycles
  • vans
  • specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes)
  • minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes)

Check if your vehicle meets ULEZ emission standards

Scrappage scheme

The Mayor of London has launched a new scrappage scheme providing financial assistance to help London residents scrap their vehicles if they do not meet ULEZ standards to prepare for the expansion of ULEZ across all London boroughs.

Check the TfL website to see if your vehicle is eligible, how much financial assistance you could receive and how to apply.

Page last updated: 21 Apr 2023