What Car Q&A May 2009 - Will my car qualify for scrappage cash?
Kerry Cox, via e-mail
Unfortunately not. Only cars registered before August 1 1999 will be eligible for the £2000 scrappage allowance (from May 18). This qualifying date won't change, even though the allowance will be available until March 2010 (unless the £300 million that the Government has set aside for the incentive runs out first).
The scheme also relies on motor manufacturers agreeing to take part, because half the £2000 allowance will be paid by them. So, unless all of them sign up, those who do qualify for the cash could have a limited choice of cars to choose from.
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