Scrappage...Load of old rubbish

Published Date: 6th Apr 2010

Nearly 65% of people believe the scrappage scheme benefitted car makers far more than it did motorists according to a new poll by Motorpoint.

That was the damning verdict from 62% of drivers on the Government-backed subsidy, which officially ended on March 31. Over 1,000 people were quizzed on the company's website.

Under the scheme, owners of vehicles which were 10 years or older received £2,000 if they scrapped their car for a new, unregistered model at list price from a franchised dealer. Only a limited number of manufacturers are set to continue to fund similar types of schemes now the Government initiative has come to a close.