Thursday, June 4, 2009

Booming Britain!

Car scrappage scheme triggers rush to showrooms

Even the Government has been surprised by the interest in its scrappage scheme, under which owners of cars of at least 10 years old, get a £2,000 subsidy towards a new model - with the cost split between the industry and the taxpayer. According to the latest estimates, about 50,000 cars have been bought under the scheme - costing the Government £5 million. At this rate of progress it is unlikely that the scrappage programme, for which £300 million has been earmarked, will last until the end of the year

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5 thoughts on “Booming Britain!

  • This shows just how feckless and stupid the British public are. Don’t they know that their £2,000 will vanish as soon they drive their new car off the forecourt.

    Complete fools.

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  • Iknowsnorthwestbest says:

    Why should I pay for this hair brained scheme. I am paying for this from my council tax which quite frankly is absolutely outrageous as it is. Once again the government has lost the plot!!! Mind you they never suprise me these days. Time to leave this place, it has gone to the dogs (government)

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  • japanese uncle says:

    Stories like this simply reminds me of the Wolfsschanze in which the Fuhrer was instructing to move those panzer divisions that no longer existed.

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  • I always thought that tax was the surplus of a true economy, not the backbone of a false one.

    Better an old car and a job than a new car that could be redundant to use.

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  • brickormortis says:

    Just think of all of the rich boys getting a nice government subsidy to buy themselves a new car! I wonder if anybody has bothered to compile the profile of these new found buyers?

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