Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund breakdown: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

You asked for how much of the Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund has been paid out and for this information broken down by spend and project type for 2018.


As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.  We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. 

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’.  Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.  We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes.  This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

  • How much of the Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund has been paid out.
  • Please provide this information broken down by spend and project type.
  Loan Stream
Financial Year Business Domestic Hackney Switched on Taxis
2011/12 £387,184      
2012/13 £446,208      
2013/14 £136,362      
2014/15 £992,013      
2015/16 £1,695,027 £1,166,528    
2016/17 £2,456,419 £2,537,608 £1,892,132  
2017/18 £1,278,394 £3,835,841 £2,347,222  
2018/19 £2,114,311 £8,282,274 £7,623,417  
2019/20 £408,384 £1,549,637 £1,633,035 £176,497
Total £9,914,302 £17,371,888 £13,495,807 £176,497
Overall Total £40,958,493

These figures reflect actual funds paid out at the end of the relevant financial year and will not always equate to the total funding made available that year.

Due to long lead-in times for electric vehicles, the remaining funding was paid in subsequent years once the customer was in receipt of the vehicle. Please note that the figures for 2019-20 include loans paid up to and including 23 July 2019.

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