Eligibility for a scrappage scheme has been extended to more people ahead of the expansion the Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) to all of London.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said all Londoners will be able to access up to £2,000 to replace non-compliant cars.

Previously ineligible drivers will be able to apply from 21 August.

There will also be more support for businesses, charities and disabled drivers.

Prior to the announcement only those entitled to means-tested benefits could claim money.

Kent Council Council has voiced concerns that the scrappage extension will not be available to affected home-county residents who regularly travel to the capital.

Responding to the news, Kent County Council's leader Roger Gough, said: "The announcement reinforces our concern that mitigations are available to London residents but not Kent and other around-London residents who will be hit by Ulez.

"Transport for London will be funded by charges on our residents."