This change does not apply to all sectors, with exemptions including agriculture, non-commercial heating, rail and commercial boat operators. Sectors such as construction, logistics and manufacturing will no longer be eligible for rebates on their red diesel consumption.
From 1st April 2022, we and other UK fuel distributors will not be able to supply red diesel for non-exempt applications. Businesses affected by the changes should not purchase red diesel for use beyond 1st April 2022 and must run-down existing stock. We offer a range of alternative fuel options and can help with storage and tank flushing arrangements.
Customers should also be aware that other fuels that are currently subject to duty rebates for certain applications, such as kerosene and fuel oil, are also currently under Government review. Any further changes will be communicated as and when confirmed.
Our Trade Association, UKIFDA, continues to discuss these changes with government and we will keep you updated with changes and alternative fuel options as things become clearer. We will continue to support our customers and keep you informed through these legislative changes and their impacts on your business.