Car makers blamed as government struggles to administer scheme
17 March 2010

The scrappage scheme is set to end in chaos as some car manufacturers are unable to tell potential customers whether they are allowed to accept deals.

Limited funds remain for the scheme, which is due to finish at the end of this month, and as a result quotas are being allocated to manufacturers according to how popular their cars have been during the incentive.

However, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), which administers the scheme, is struggling to release each manufacturer's quotas because the figure is continually changing.

This has bene complicated as some manufacturers have not reported scrappage sales fortnightly as required, and several have cancelled scrappage orders - reports suggest one manufacturer cancelled 3000 scrappage orders in one go recently.

BIS has declined to name the car makers that haven't complied with the rules.

It is possible for BIS to withhold the government's £1000 portion of the incentive as punishment for manufacturers that have not met the rules, but this is thought to be unlikely to happen.

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17 March 2010

[quote Autocar]The scrappage scheme is set to end in chaos [/quote]

should read: The bunch of shysters and fraudsters known as Labour is set to end.

17 March 2010

And now, with the Government's £1000 incentive to buy a new car ending, they are bringing in their new plan - a showroom tax to increase first-year VED and thereby discourage people from buying a new car.

Seriously, do they dream this stuff up just for fun and games?

17 March 2010

Although I would be a hypocrite to say I have not benefited from the scheme and I am very sorry to see it coming to an end, the administration of the scheme by BIS (BERR) from start to finish has been nothing short of shambolic. Customers have lost out because of poor communication, extentions to the scheme and last-minute rule changes. If there was ever a better reflection on the wider UK government than this.

17 March 2010

It started in confusion, it's ending in confusion.

Hyundai/Kia must be gutted that its ending

17 March 2010

[quote nicksheele]should read: The bunch of shysters and fraudsters known as Labour is set to end.[/quote]

No, it should read "The scrappage scheme that has helped the troubled car manufacturers and dealers through a worldwide recession and has kept people in the UK in work ends this month" but that doesn`t enable people to write one line pointless comments.

17 March 2010

[quote jonfortwo]

[quote nicksheele]should read: The bunch of shysters and fraudsters known as Labour is set to end.[/quote]

No, it should read "The scrappage scheme that has helped the troubled car manufacturers and dealers through a worldwide recession and has kept people in the UK in work ends this month" but that doesn`t enable people to write one line pointless comments.

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John, my original 'one line' was edited and the follow up requested evidence cut. As to helping suggest you look at the trade deficit and what comes after the artificial stimulus is removed - Germany in 2010 - unless you think UK taxpayers should fund Korean makers forever?

17 March 2010

[quote nicksheele]unless you think UK taxpayers should fund Korean makers forever?[/quote]

I would personally never buy a Korean car, they don`t appeal. But neither do I blame the Koreans for the UK no longer having any home grown volume manufacturers. I believe it was the current opposition that sounded the death knell for that.

17 March 2010

[quote nicksheele]John, my original 'one line' was edited and the follow up requested evidence cut.[/quote]

Yes, I thought it odd that your original post was edited, nicksheele - and that my response to it was deleted altogether by Autocar.

Your original comment referred to Labour not just as 'shysters and fraudsters' but also as 'perverts'. As I said in my original post, I'm no fan of Labour, but I'd be genuinely interested to hear why you feel they're 'perverts' and what particular incidents you'd cite as evidence to support this. I hope Autocar will give you a chance to respond this time, or at least explain to me why my last post was chopped. This is a genuine question, as I'm intrigued.

17 March 2010

If some , or most, of you had bothered to read the item you'd have noticed that the fault was the manufacturers! How can a scheme be properly administered if the input data is corrupt. GIGO still rules.

17 March 2010

[quote notbrian]

If some , or most, of you had bothered to read the item you'd have noticed that the fault was the manufacturers! How can a scheme be properly administered if the input data is corrupt. GIGO still rules.

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Funny isn't it. It's that little bit that underneath that you have to click to read in full.

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