figures for January, which show that the overall new car market
fell to 112,087 units – down by 30.9 per cent, compared with
7,021 units respectively, fell by more than private registrations
during the month, down by 35.8 and 33.3 per cent.
“There is a clear need to stimulate demand for new vehicles in
the UK market. A number of EU member states have launched scrappage
incentive schemes, which have the benefit of boosting consumer
confidence and delivering significant environmental improvements,”
Everitt, SMMT chief executive.
“The UK motor industry is urging UK government to introduce a
similar scheme and help sustain jobs and businesses throughout the