I'm using a scrappage scheme to buy a new car - can I get a refund of my unexpired road tax?

I'm using Volkswagen's scrappage scheme to buy a new Golf. Can I claim a refund of the unexpired Road Tax on my old diesel car? One salesman told me that I can and another claimed that, because the car will be scrapped, I cannot.

Asked on 24 September 2017 by beebee93

Answered by Honest John
Though the deal is called 'scrappage', there is no Government compulsion to actually scrap the car at all. It will probably be re-sold. Basically, you are part-exchanging it for your new car and you are entitled to the refund of the unused VED.
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