In a meeting with exchequer secretary Angela Eagle MP, he and RMIF director Sue Robinson told the Government that stimulation was vital.
The RMIF wants the Government to introduce a car scrappage scheme, which stimulates the sale of new and nearly-new ‘green’ cars with cash incentives for scrapping older models.
Reporting straight after the meeting, Williams said: ‘The introduction of a scrappage scheme for 9-year-old vehicles could create a demand for up to 250,000 new vehicles, whilst at the same time remove an equal number of old and more heavily polluting vehicles from our roads forever’.
It was something eagerly taken on board by Eagle. Williams says she gave firm assurance to the RMIF that the Government, in particular the Treasury and BERR, were examining proposals for a scrappage scheme ‘very carefully indeed’.
‘I was extremely encouraged by the response received at today’s meeting with the exchequer secretary’.
Could the stimulation for car dealers needed for months be edging a step closer?