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Re: [Mgs] UK Government not planning to ban old cars

To: "Richard Gosling" <>, "MG List"
Subject: Re: [Mgs] UK Government not planning to ban old cars
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 16:23:25 +0100
So they inflict penal rates of car tax on anything (2001 and later) emitting 
more than 170gm/km instead (like a 1400cc Astra!), killing resale value. 
This will have the opposite effect.  For most people the resale value is a 
large part of buying a replacement.  Kill that and they won't be buying 
modern economical cars (and even if they did the government admits that has 
a negative effect on the environment).  The result is an increase in usage 
of even less environmentally friendly pre-2001 cars, most of which are 
probably less well maintained than classics.


----- Original Message ----- 
> Basically they say that last year they investigated the idea of creating
> incentives for scrapping cars that don't comply with more recent emissions
> legislation, and decided it wasn't a good idea, for various reasons
> including the environmental cost of scrapping loads of cars and building
> loads more to replace them with. 
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