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Scrap Metal RecyclingRMIF chairman Paul Williams today presented car dealers’ case for a car scrappage scheme to the Treasury.

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’.

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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