Low Emission Zone (Businesses) Self-referral portal

Step 1 - Low Emission Zone Support Fund

To address local air quality and improve public health, Low Emission Zones (LEZs) will be introduced to the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen in 2022. LEZs restrict the vehicles entering the zones based on emission standards; older more polluting vehicles will be unable to enter without penalty.

To support the introduction of the LEZs, Transport Scotland is offering eligible businesses £2,500 per vehicle (maximum of three vehicles) to dispose of their zone non-compliant vehicle through the LEZ (Businesses) Support Fund administered by Energy Saving Trust.

If you wish to dispose of multiple vehicles (up to the maximum three vehicles) please complete this form based on each vehicle individually.

For further information see our dedicated fund webpage.

If you wish to apply for a household grant, click here.

You can review the LEZ (Businesses) support fund eligibility here. You will need to confirm this before receiving an application. To proceed select ‘begin’ below


Step 2 - Postcode check

This fund is available to eligible micro businesses and sole traders with an operating site within 20km of a planned LEZ.

 

You can review the LEZ (Businesses) support fund eligibility criteria here.

Step 3 - Business eligibility check

This fund is available to eligible micro businesses and sole traders.

A micro business is an organisation including sole traders that:

  • Employs nine or fewer full time equivalent employees
  • Records a turnover of £632,000 or less, or a balance sheet of up to £316,000 in the preceding and current financial year

Do you meet the definition of a microbusiness (including sole traders)?



 

You can review the LEZ (Businesses) support fund eligibility criteria here.

Step 4 - Vehicle eligibility check

To check that your vehicle is eligible for the LEZ (Businesses), complete the below

Have you (the business) owned the vehicle for a period of 12 months or longer


Please confirm the vehicle fuel type



Please confirm when your vehicle was first registered



Please confirm the vehicle is roadworthy, taxed and holds a MOT at time of application.


 

You can review the LEZ (Businesses) support fund eligibility criteria here.

Step 5 - Other commitments

I/the business is the owner of the vehicle


I/the business have the right to dispose of the vehicle and no finance is outstanding


I/the business have not received funding from the following in the last six months: Low Emission Zone Retrofit Fund, Switched on Taxi Loan or Low Carbon Transport Loan


I/the business have not disposed of the maximum three vehicles previously under the Low Emission Support Fund



You can review the LEZ (Businesses) support fund eligibility criteria here.

Step 6 - Referral

The information you have provided indicates you may be eligible for the LEZ (Businesses) support fund.

To be issued an application, please complete details below and a link to our application portal will be issued shortly by email.
Please enter with a space between the first and second set of characters. For example, EH6 6JH not EH66JH

Thank you for your interest in the Low Emission Zone Support Fund. Based on the information provided you are not eligible for funding at present. For more information and advice on how to move to more efficient vehicles and sustainable travel, please visit our website https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/business/transport/.

If you wish to discuss your experience today, please email LEZfund@est.org.uk

Thank you for your interest in the Low Emission Zone Support Fund. Based on the information provided you may be eligible for funding. We have sent you an email containing details on how to apply.

If you wish to apply to dispose of another vehicle, please complete a new form based on the additional vehicle.

For more information and advice on how to move to more efficient vehicles and sustainable travel, please visit our website https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/business/transport/.

If you wish to discuss your experience today, please email LEZfund@est.org.uk


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