The UK’s scrappage incentive scheme will not be extended again, despite improved sales.
In September, business secretary Lord Mandelson announced that the incentive would be extended for a further 100,000 cars.
It will mean an extra £100m from the government towards the scheme.
But despite buoyant sales figures since scrappage was introduced the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has told Autocar there will be no further extension.
“Industry and Government are agreed that the scrappage scheme will remain limited and will close at the end of February 2010 at the latest, as originally planned,” said a spokesman, “it will not be extended beyond this.”