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  • noun The practice of scrapping something
  • noun UK An amount of money paid by the government to a person trading-in an old car (that will be scrapped) for a more environmentally-friendly new one


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  • "I’m talking about the scrappage payments being proposed by almost everyone linked to the motor industry: the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders(1), most of the big car firms(2), the AA(3) and the unions. Lord Mandelson is said to be a fan(4). They argue that drivers should be paid around £2000 a head to scrap their old cars and buy new ones. As well as saving the jobs of hundreds of thousands of workers, this, they say, will catalyse a low carbon transport revolution. It’s bunkum."

    - George Monbiot, Scrap It, The Guardian, 10 March 2009.

    March 24, 2009

  • UK Budget Day and our Car Scrappage Scheme is born to boost our motor industry and our economy. Scrap a 10+yr old car and get £2000 towards a new one. Good news for all the countries we buy 80% of our cars from! (?)

    April 22, 2009

  • When efforts at mending and wrappage

    Can’t hide your tin lizzie is crappage

    Then turn in your honey

    And take the blood money

    To buy a new friend with the scrappage.

    June 27, 2018