The motor trade is seeking a new incentive scheme, based on trade-ins rather than scrapped cars, to boost new-car sales next year. Work is under way o(...)

Car dealers are hoping for another chance to recover sales when the 131 number plate changes to 132 in July as part of the new registration system. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

New car sales fell 15.7 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared to the first three months of last year. A to(...)