Ford and Honda have confirmed they will participate in scrappage, but have admitted they will not be able to take registrations for any cars sold under the scheme today.
The scrappage scheme, which was officially launched today, has been the subject of much debate between the government and car manufacturers since it was announced last month.
Late last week details of the scheme were still being debated, and as a result of a row over whether manufacturers can split their £1000 subsidy and VAT payments with their dealers, Ford and Honda have delayed their participation in the scheme.
Autocar understands that the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which is administering the scheme for the government, held a conference call with disaffected manufacturers on Monday afternoon, and a compromise is expected to be met by Tuesday.
Ford says it will not be able deliver the first cars sold 'for a few days'.