White van man is being offered a reprieve from daily pollution charges of £12.50 under plans to improve air quality with a vehicle scrappage scheme.
Small businesses employing fewer than ten people will be able to apply for a grant to help them to switch from a diesel van with high emissions to one of the cleanest new models.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, announced the £23 million scrappage scheme after being accused of threatening the viability of small businesses under plans to introduce an ultra-low emission zone in central London on April 8 next year.
Pre-2016 diesel vans and cars that do not meet the latest European emissions standards will have to pay £12.50 a day to drive in central London.
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The Tory's have said that this will be seen as Sadiq Khan's Poll Tax and we could see riots with the backlash from thousands of angry drivers and small businesses.