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NFDA comments on scrappage scheme plan

NFDA 03/02/2017

“Following speculations on the Government’s plan to introduce a scrappage scheme for diesel cars, the NFDA will be monitoring the situation and looking to engage with manufacturers and Government to ensure that the scheme has the desired impact”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK commenting on the news reported by the Daily Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph reported today that a scrappage scheme for diesel cars could be introduced within months as part of a plan to lower emissions and improve air quality across the UK.  Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has repeatedly said that he supports plans for a diesel scrappage scheme, but that it must be “well targeted”.

Robinson continued, “Scrappage schemes such as the 2009 vehicle scrappage scheme tend to drive the UK new car market which in turn drives the UK job market. The industry employs 700,000 people in the UK and last year alone 2.69 million new cars were registered.  A scrappage scheme would be welcomed by the NFDA as it would benefit the UK economy, job market and consumers.”

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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.