People who work in the Clean Air Zone
If you work within the Clean Air Zone, but live outside of it and meet the criteria for a worker temporary exemption permit, you may also be eligible for a financial incentive to scrap a car that does not meet the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone. Alternatively, you could receive a grant towards a travel credit to redeem on public transport with Transport for West Midlands.
If you meet all four of the following criteria you could receive a financial incentive towards the purchase of a vehicle that does meet the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone or a mobility credit for use on public transport:
- You are the registered owner/ keeper of a vehicle that does not meet the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone so would be subject to the daily charge
- You have been the registered owner/ keeper of that vehicle since before 10 September 2018
- You work at least 18 hours per week at a business premise situated within the Clean Air Zone
- You earn less than £30,000 a year
Please note this incentive is not available to residents of the Clean Air Zone; only those who live outside of it.
If you meet the eligibility criteria you have two options:
Scrap your non-compliant vehicle through Motorpoint
You can then choose to receive one of the following options:
- £2,000 credit to be spent towards a compliant vehicle at Motorpoint
- £2,000 travel credit for a Swift Card to use on public transport through Transport for West Midlands
Keep your non-compliant vehicle:
Alternatively, you can keep your non-compliant vehicle and pay the daily charges once the temporary worker exemption permit expires after 12 months and apply for a £1,000 mobility credit for a Swift Card. This option will only be made available after the option to scrap your vehicle is launched and will be dependent upon availability of any remaining funding.