Exemption for vehicles undergoing a telematics assessment or with approved finance waiting for delivery of their replacement vehicle or for their vehicle to be retrofitted.

 We have invited applications for the Financial Assistance Scheme.

If you've applied to the Financial Assistance Scheme and your current vehicle doesn't meet the zone's emissions standards, you may be provided with a temporary exemption from the Clean Air Zone charge.

To qualify for this exemption you must have made an application for financial support before 28 November 2022. You will not be exempt until it has been confirmed that your application has met basic eligibility criteria and you have either received an eligibility letter or are going through the telematics assessment. Allow enough time for your application to be processed.

Exemptions will be provided in the following circumstances:

  • where an application has met basic eligibility criteria but is still awaiting a full telematics assessment; or
  • where an application has met basic eligibility criteria and an eligibility letter has been issued; or
  • where financial support has been formally approved, and an order for a vehicle has been placed but an applicant is still waiting for delivery of their replacement vehicle; or
  • where financial support has been formally approved, and an order for retrofitting has been placed but an applicant is still waiting for their vehicle to be retrofitted. 

If financial assistance is refused after your telematics assessment, the exemption will end 30 days after the date of refusal.

If you have received an eligibility letter and your application is subsequently refused for any other reason, the exemption will also end 30 days after the date of refusal.

If you have received an eligibility letter but do not place an order for a new vehicle or retrofitting within 90 days of the eligibility letter for any other reason, you exemption will end at the end of the 90 day period.

Otherwise, this exemption will expire on 31 July 2023 or when the vehicle is delivered or retrofitting is completed, whichever is earlier.

You don't need to make a separate application for this exemption, it will be considered as part of your application for financial support.

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Clean Air Zone Exemptions

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