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What about the scrappage scheme?

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DEFRA want your views - diesel scrappage looks like it could be coming.

DEFRA recently launched their report to reduce pollution in urban areas and this includes the potential for a diesel scrappage scheme. This directly affects our industry, and we all have the opportunity to comment.


The full report ‘Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities - A consultation’ can be found on the DEFRA website DEFRA website here.

This is alengthy report and fortunately the MVDA have done the hard work for us by notifying members of the sections of interest. Information regarding scrappage can be found on pages 52, 84-91, 143, 218-19. Just another example of why it’s worth being a member - £10 per week is not a lot for this type of back up.

Anyone interested in voicing their opinion has until 15th June 2017 and MVDA has asked its members to consider the following questions:

1. How satisfied are you that the proposed measures set out in this consultation will address the problem of nitrogen dioxide as quickly as possible?
2. What do you consider to be the most appropriate way for local authorities in England to determine the arrangements for a Clean Air Zone, and the measures that should apply within it?
What factors should local authorities consider when assessing impacts on businesses?
3. How can Government best target any funding to support local communities to cut air pollution?
  • What options should the Government consider further, and what criteria should it use to assess them?
  • Are there other measures which could be implemented at a local level, represent value for money, and that could have a direct and rapid impact on air quality? Examples could include targeted investment in local infrastructure projects.
  • How can Government best target any funding to mitigate the impact of certain measures to improve air quality, on local businesses, residents and those travelling into towns and cities to work? Examples could include targeted scrappage schemes, for both cars and vans, as well as support for retrofitting initiatives.
  • How could mitigation schemes be designed in order to maximise value for 22 money, target support where it is most needed, reduce complexity and minimise scope for fraud?
4. How best can governments work with local communities to monitor local interventions and evaluate their impact? The Government and the devolved administrations are committed to an evidence based approach to policy delivery and will closely monitor the implementation of the plan and evaluate the progress on delivering its objective.
5. Which vehicles should be prioritised for government-funded retrofit schemes? DEFRA welcome views from stakeholders as to how a future scheme could support new technologies and innovative solutions for other vehicle types, and would welcome evidence from stakeholders on emerging technologies. DEFRA currently anticipate that this funding could support modifications to buses, coaches, HGVs, vans and black cabs.
6. What type of environmental and other information should be made available to help consumers choose which cars to buy?
7. How could the Government further support innovative technological solutions and localised measures to improve air quality?
8. Do you have any other comments on the draft UK Air Quality Plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide?

To respond to this consultation fill in the on-line survey here before on 15th June 2017:

June 2017


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