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Changes in red diesel taxation

Changes in red diesel taxation

What you need to know:

As from 1st April 2022, the Government is planning to withdraw tax relief on red diesel for a number of different business sectors, which could result in a ban on using it for many businesses. For those that will no longer be able to use it, alternatives to red diesel will therefore need to be selected, such as white diesel (Derv), GO:35 or LPG.

Who will the new changes apply to?

Currently there are strict legal requirements as to where red diesel can be used, for instance in non-road vehicles, to generate power and in some commercial heating and it is dyed red so it’s  easy to identify. However, from 1st April 2022, the changes in taxation mean the following sectors will no longer by able to use red diesel:

  • Logistics and haulage
  • Commercial heating
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction and road maintenance
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Waste management
  • Leisure
  • Airport operations and ports

No longer qualify?

If you no longer qualify for red diesel tax relief, you must use up all your existing supply of red diesel by 1st April 2022, and from then on you will need to use white diesel, GO:35 if applicable, or consider switching to an alternative source of energy. such as LPG.

Help and advice:

If you’re unsure if your business will qualify for red diesel tax relief, we’re here to help. Call us on 01757 270 447 for help and advice and to discuss your options moving forward as to alternative fuels. Alternatively further information can be found on the HMRC website.

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