News Item: Red Diesel Treasury Issues Consultation Proposals


The government has published today a consultation on changes to the tax treatment of red diesel and other rebated fuels, as announced at Budget 2020 when the Chancellor announced proposals to remove the entitlement to use red diesel and rebated biofuels from April 2022, except for certain uses (not construction).  The consultation will close on 1st October 2020, and can be found here.

"The Chancellor recognises that this may be a significant change for some businesses. This consultation seeks views on whether the government has overlooked any exceptional reasons why other sectors should be allowed to continue to use red diesel beyond April 2022. The document asks for views on the government’s proposals for implementing the changes announced at Budget, and is also seeking further information about the current end uses of other rebated fuels, such as non-aviation kerosene and fuel oil."

HAE has been asked to consolidate responses from our members, as have had other trade bodies, given the Covid19 pressures at this time. Can you please send your response by 11th September to Mark Bradshaw at HAE who will coordinate our comments to the Treasury.