The editors and publishers of Britain's biggest car magazines and websites have joined forces to urge the government to support demands to stimulate new car sales in the UK.
Haymarket Media Group, the publishers of What Car?, Autocar, Evecars and PistonHeads, and Dennis Publishing Ltd, publishers of Auto Express, evo and iMotor, are calling on the government to urgently implement a scrappage incentive scheme.
Under the proposed scheme put forward by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the government will pay owners of cars over nine years old £2000 towards the cost of buying a new or nearly-new car if they agree to scrap their old vehicle.
Scrappage schemes are already in place in many countries in Europe and have seen consumer confidence begin to return to the car buying market.
German car sales in February increased 21 per cent, thanks in part to the introduction of a scrappage scheme.
Anyone wishing to sign the petition can do so by signing the scrappage petition here