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Monday, 17 April 2017

Scrappage scheme for diesels mooted by government

The Financial Times reports that the government is considering a state subsidy of £1,000-£2,000 to encourage motorists to trade-in older, more polluting diesel vehicles for newer, cleaner models. The scrappage scheme is expected to form part of the government’s forthcoming clean air strategy, due to be published on 24th April - but that's another story.
[Editor's note: the day after this news became public the general election was called and the potentially disastrously unpopular idea of taking action against diesel cars was shelved until after the election - or so the government thought.]

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