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Details relating to the Car Scrappage Scheme

The car scrappage scheme as announced by the Government in the 2009 Budget is to run between mid-May 2009 until March 2010 and enables British car owners to receive a £2,000 subsidy towards the purchase of new car (or van) if owners trade in their 10 year old (or older) vehicle for scrappage.

The £2,000 subsidy consists of £1,000 from British Government and £1,000 from the car dealer. While the car scrappage scheme is voluntary, and therefore not all manufacturers may actually participate, various renowned car manufacturers and dealers are participating in the scrappage scheme.

Details relating to the +10 year old vehicle which is to be scrapped; –

•    A passenger car or small van up to 3.5 tonnes.
•    First registered in the United Kingdom on or before 31 July 1999.
•    Currently registered with DVLA to the registered owner making the application, or currently on Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
•    Have a current MOT test certificate.
•    The registered owner must have a UK address.
•    The owner must have been the registered keeper of the vehicle continuously for the preceding 12 calendar months before the order date of the new vehicle.

Details relating to the new purchased vehicle; –

•    A passenger car or small van up to 3.5 tonnes.
•    First registered in the UK on or after the date the car scrappage scheme is launched and declared new at first registration in the UK with no former owners.
•    UK specification vehicle.
•    Registered to the same named owner as the registered keeper of the eligible vehicle which is to be scrapped.

The final details of the car scrappage scheme are being completed by the government and should be released within the next 3 weeks.

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