UK car scrappage boosts sales by 35,000 in 2 weeks


LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Britain's car scrappage scheme has boosted sales by 35,000 vehicles since its introduction following the April Budget, the government said on Friday. British car sales have been falling sharply this year as the recession has cut into household and business budgets. Concerted industry pressure resulted in the introduction of a 300 million pound ($481 million) government scrappage scheme, which lets motorists trade in cars more than 10 years old for a 2,000 pound ...

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