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SCRAPPAGE SCHEME REVVS UP CAR SALES

35,000 new cars have been sold under the &pound;300m car scrappage scheme since its launch. the government will announce today.<br /><br />Buyers are given a &pound;2,000 discount on a new car if they scrap one that is more than 10 years old. Some retailers have said the scheme has resulted in a &ldquo;staggering&rdquo; amount of enquiries.