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    New postcode lottery from Tory Govt!

    "A new diesel car scrappage scheme will be targeted at the most polluted areas under plans being considered by ministers, The Telegraph can disclose.

    Car owners will only be able to qualify for cash to scrap their diesel vehicles if they are old enough and registered at an address where air pollution is already at dangerous levels.

    Ministers are hoping that this “postcode” diesel scrappage scheme will be cheaper than a general scheme open to all owners of diesel cars.

    They also do not want to “demonise diesel drivers”, one source said, adding: “Older diesel cars are disproportionately driven by those who are less well off.”

    Uptake of diesel cars rocketed over the past decade, after they were taxed less than petrol cars, with the proportion of diesel vehicles on British roads increasing from 20 per cent in 2005 to 37.8 per cent in 2015.

    This was a deliberate policy because diesel cars emitted less carbon dioxide. However, it ignored their nitrogen dioxide emissions, which cause or worsen health conditions like asthma and bronchitis. Last year four in 10 local authorities breached legal NO2 limits.

    Ministers have now been given until April 24 to publish court-mandated new plans for tackling illegal levels of air pollution.

    They are expected to unveil plans for new clean air zones and extra charges to enter some towns and cities in peak periods.

    Scrappage schemes have proved to be very popular, with seven in 10 AA members supporting the policy.

    A previous scheme in 2009/10 allowed a vehicle to be scrapped for a £2,000 discount on a new car, with £1,000 from the manufacturer and £1,000 from the Government.

    Mr Parish will propose that the new scheme follows the same rules but should be means-tested so that it does not become “a subsidy of the middle class”.

    He will say: “Households should not just be able to trade in multiple diesels for a cash subsidy.

    “Instead the Government should particularly consider targeting a scrappage scheme at poorer households or those earning less than 60 per cent of the median UK household income.”

    He will say: “Households should not just be able to trade in multiple diesels for a cash subsidy.

    “Instead the Government should particularly consider targeting a scrappage scheme at poorer households or those earning less than 60 per cent of the median UK household income.”

    He will say: “If the Government ear-marked £500million for this scheme, it would take nearly 10 per cent of the five million dirtiest diesels off our roads.”"

    Source: Exclusive: Ministers considering 'postcode'*diesel*car scrappage scheme to target most polluted areas

    Them dirty middle classes - it is war!

    Yeah, like the lowest paid and old will be have a priority to buy a new car just because they get £2k off it.
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    Quite fancy the Telsa model x
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Quite fancy the Telsa model x
    The only thing close to it that Tories will provide is electric chair.

    HTH

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    Personally I think they should be giving the £2000 to all of us petrol car owners who've been paying more tax for years whilst not poisoning children. Just as an apology.

    Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    The only thing close to it that Tories will provide is electric chair.

    HTH
    You mean a "stannah stairlift"with the voltage upped a bit? It would be a solution to the ageing population issue. I might just go and patent that idea myself...
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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