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The One Show Team | 16:13 UK time, Thursday, 5 November 2009

A car being scrappedIn the studio tonight, Dom Littlewood talked about the government's car scrappage scheme.

The vehicle discount or 'scrappage' scheme is a voluntary scheme for motor dealers. If a dealer joins they'll give you £2,000 off a new vehicle if you let them scrap your old one.

More than 250,000 old cars have already been taken off the road under the scheme. 

At the end of September it was announced that the scheme would be extended to cover 100,000 more cars and vans.

What age does my old car have to be?

The car being traded in has to be approximately 10 years old or older.

The old car had to be registered on or before 29 February 2000. This is an extension to the previous deadline which said the old car had to be registered by 31 August 1999.

How much money can I get towards a new car? How do I apply?

This remains the same as previously - £2,000 - with half coming from the government, and half from the car manufacturer. The dealer will sort out all the paperwork, and the £2,000 will be deducted from the price of the car.




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