Government announces the continuation of the UK Scrappage Scheme

We’ve just had official word from the Labour Party Conference that the Government plans to extend the UK Scrappage Scheme. The Scheme, which has been running since May this year, was due to run until early 2010 or until the original £300 million Government funds were exhausted. Lord Mandelson has now announced an extension of the Scrappage Scheme “with extra money for an additional 100,000 cars and vans.” There have been slight changes in terms of eligibility: previously, a car had to have been registered on or before 31 August 1999; now, that date has changed to 29 February 2000. A van must now be at least 8 years old, instead of 10 years.

For more details on Toyota’s Scrappage offers, including AYGO at just £5,785, please see here.

Comments (2)

  1. I qualify for scrappage on the 5th December as I will have owned my 10 year old car for a year.
    I would like to buy an Auris but the website says I must order the car by the end of november, which makes it impossible for me to order and qualify. VW and Honda will let me order beyond november, so I don’t know what to do. Is this november date true?

    1. Hi there Bill,

      Sorry for the confusion – we’re updating the scrappage terms on the website on Monday. Please be assured that the scrappage scheme will continue beyond the end of November. You can always check with your dealer, too – they should have up-to-date information.

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