Millions of drivers in line for compensation over diesel car scrappage – will you get £2k?


A design to tackle air pollution is due to be published this week and it is expected to recommend the design in an attempt to take the worst offending vehicles off the road, reports fool stated.

The Prime Minister is believed to have stepped in after it was expected to introduce “toxin taxes” on diesel vehicles in around nine or 10 conurbations while a further 25 councils being told to enforce young draconian measures.

Both the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom and Chris Grayling, Fascinate Secretary, are said to have opposed the plan as they saw it as being straitening to target the problem cars.

However, Mrs May is said it was unacceptable to punish drivers who had been urged by the control to buy diesel cars and called for those affected to receive compensation.

A superintendence source told The Sunday Times: “A targeted scrappage scheme, little to some towns and older vehicles, will be one of the ways of compensating drivers.

“Downing Road wanted it.”

Payments are believed to be in the region of £1-2,000 per car but only on the condition that the P buys a new low-emission vehicle instead.

Currently there are 11.2 million diesel automobiles on UK roads, 1.9m of which are more than 12 years old.

Should the administration only target the five worst affected cities outside of London – Leeds, Derby, Southampton, Birmingham and Nottingham – then between 100,000 and 150,000 automobiles would be scrapped.

As part of the scheme, car manufacturers would very odds-on be made to match any sum given by the government, along similar lines to the preceding car scrappage deal in 2009.

President of the AA Edmund King said: “It could be fiscally colourless. If it is dependent on the purchase of a new low-emission car, the government will automatically get 20 percent VAT, with the addition of on most new cars there is an addition to the vehicle excise duty.”

Cicerone of the RAC Foundation Steve Gooding expected difficulties with the scheme. He chance: “It is not a simple matter of taking the oldest cars out of circulation.

“The worst polluters could beyond the shadow of a doubt be much more recent models that do high mileages in stuffed up towns and cities.”

In March, a poll for the AA found that 68 per cent of drivers would brook a scrappage scheme, with just 10 per cent of motorists precluded to it.

Drivers were encouraged to switch away from petrol at the mercy of Tony Blair’s Government and Prime Minister Theresa May has said that inclination be taken “into account” in future plans.

During a recent stagger to the Middle East, Mrs May said: “In relation to the issue of diesel cars, simply we will be producing a new air quality plan, we’ve been required to do that by the courts.

“Decisions compel be taken when we produce that plan – obviously we will swipe final decisions as to what we do.

“But I’m very conscious of the fact that over governments have encouraged people to buy diesel cars and we need to divest oneself of b satirize that into account when we’re looking at what we do in the future.”

A spokeswoman from the Division for Environment Food and Rural Affairs declined to comment to the but put that their plans would be published in due course.

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