Scrappage scheme kicks off

* Starts today * 2000 off a new car * All you need to know here...

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What Car? Staff
15 May 2009

Scrappage scheme kicks off

The Government's scrappage scheme which was announced in April's Budget starts today.

The scrappage scheme gives buyers a 2000 incentive towards a new car if they scrap their current vehicle - providing it's over 10 years old.

The cash incentive is split 50/50 between the Government and car makers. Although it's a voluntary scheme, most major manufacturers have confirmed that they will support it.

We've put together a full guide to how scrappage works and how to make the most of it, so you can get all your questions answered by browsing the following sections:

For more on how scrappage works and how manufacturers have responded, click here

For the small print, have a look at our handy summary here

Click here to look at our guide to the best scrappage buys

For a look at how today's cars compare with your 10-year old banger, go here