What the papers say: November 24

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What the papers say: November 24
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What Car? Staff
24 Nov 2008 09:50

What car-related news is making the national press today? Find out here with our daily review.

Road tax reprieve
The Daily Mail's Pre-Budget Report special says that plans to target millions of motorist with green-related road tax rises will be shelved for at least a year. The paper claims the controversial plan to increase charges for cars bought between 2001 and 2006 will be delayed.
The Daily Mail

Road tax increase postponement
The Financial Times speculates that planned VED road tax increases will be postponed as part of Chancellor Alistair Darling's Pre-Budget Report.
Financial Times

Jaguar ask for state aid
Jaguar Land Rover is said to support pleas for state aid to shore up the UK motor industry. The paper reports that this support comes amid speculation that the company could be seeking 1 billion from the Government.
Financial Times

DIY speed traps
Motorist will face a new peril on the roads in the form of amateur speed traps, according to the Daily Mail. The speed traps will be manned by volunteers who will be asked by police forces to identify drivers exceeding the speed limit. Motorists caught speeding will be sent a warning letter by the police, with drivers who receive three letters becoming liable for prosecution.
The Daily Mail

Belt up or pay double
The fine for failing to wear a seatbelt will double from next year, reports the Daily Mail. Motorists or passengers who fail to belt up will pay 60 for the fixed penalty notice, rather than the current fine of 30.
The Daily Mail

Aston Martin
The Sun reports that Aston Martin will close its factory for a fortnight in the new year. There is also speculation that jobs may have to be cut.
The Sun

Biodiesel review
The Financial Times notes that today is the start of European Biodiesel 2008, in Brussels. The conference is a wide-ranging review of the biofuel industry, looking at policy and strategy.
Financial Times