Budget 2017 UK – Chancellor avoids diesel scrappage scheme despite increased pressure – Express.co.uk
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has recently increased pressure on the Governement to introduce a scrappage scheme for diesel cars, to tackle the air pollution problem.
If the Government pays attention to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s demands, the money offered to diesel drivers will be around £3,500 with an additional £2,000 offered to low-income families.
However, the Government could opt to follow the French scheme where a figure of up to £8,500 is offered to ease the transition.
The value of diesel cars could deplete significantly if a scrappage scheme is put in place in the UK.
It is unclear why the Chancellor did not mention a plan to reduce the amount of diesel cars on UK roads.
However, Hammond did outline a plan to keep Britain at the forefront of ‘disruptive technologies’ investing £270 million into driverless cars, and robotics.
A further £690 million will be invested in reducing urban congestion, £90million was also handed to the North to tackle transport projects and £23million to the Midlands.