Author Topic: Petition for reinstating the 25 year old tax free scheme.  (Read 2095 times)

owe

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http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/save-old-cars/

Amid the global economic crisis, the classic car market is a rare British success story, but the new scrappage incentive threatens to damage this by paying people to dispose of perfectly serviceable retro and classic cars.

This will lead to jobs being lost in the retro classic car industries; meanwhile the vast majority of this scrappage money will go toward subsidising foreign car companies. Given that the most polluting stage of a carís life is its manufacture, we therefore believe that it is a horrible waste to encourage retro and classic cars to be scrapped in favour of newer models with shorter operational lives.

A properly maintained old car not only puts out significantly less emissions (including C02) than is permissible by law, it also prevents the need for other, more wasteful, cars to be produced and consumed.

We therefore urge the protection of cherished, well-maintained cars by re-instigating the rolling 25-year road fund licence exemption for historic vehicles. This will help protect our motoring heritage and its manufacturing industries in the face of recent legislation.
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« Reply #1 on: 09:45, Fri 29 May 2009 »
Unfortunately the goverment WANT more and more new cars made and sold. Hence the scrappage scheme.

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« Reply #2 on: 10:25, Fri 29 May 2009 »
yeh its a disgrace, but at least with this petition something is trying to be done.
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« Reply #3 on: 12:40, Sat 30 May 2009 »
done,