This might be of interest to anyone thinking of buying a new Citroen and has an old banger they want to get rid off. Could wait for the government to do something or go with this now. The £2000 is in addition to any other discounts on offer or that you might be able to negotiate, so you could get a new C4 Hatchback for £7,995http://www.citroen.co.uk/new-cars/citroen-c4-hatchback/offers/
"Guaranteed £2000 scrappage cashback for your old car will apply to customers trading in a qualifying vehicle first registered before 1st January 2000 against the purchase of a qualifying new CITRO? passenger vehicle (excluding new CITRO? C1, C2, C3, C3 Pluriel, Berlingo First, C3 Picasso, Dispatch and Relay Combi models).
To qualify for the cashback, vehicle must be presented with a Certificate of Destruction (C.O.D) provided by an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), a V5, valid MOT, be properly insured, legal to be driven on the highway, and have been registered in the customers name for a minimum of 1 year.
This Guaranteed Cashback is the total value that a customer will receive from the Manufacturer when trading in their qualifying part exchange vehicle for a qualifying new CITRO?, see dealer for full terms & conditions."
Edit: in my search for car offers also found one from Vauxhall to add to the list. More limited than the Citroen , but if it helps someone, I am only too happy to share ...http://www.vauxhall.com/vaux/pages/offers/offerTypes/recyclingAllowance.jsp
# A customer must purchase one of the eligible models, trade in the vehicle and agree to dispose of the vehicle.
# The trade in vehicle must have been registered in the name of the customer prior to 30.09.08.
# At the time of the new vehicle order, the trade in vehicle must have a valid MOT to supply to the retailer.
# The customer must also supply a vehicle registration document (V5C) for the trade in vehicle.
# The vehicle, which must be legal to be driven on the highway, additionally has to comply with the following conditions:
* That there is no waste in the vehicle
* That it is a passenger vehicle with a maximum of 9 seats or commercial vehicle with a maximum weight of 3.5 Tonnes
* And that all significant components such as engine, chassis, bodywork, catalytic converter, wheels and electronic control unit (ECU) are present in the vehicle.