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Treasury seeking views on red diesel

19th Jun 2018 / By Alistair Driver

The Treasury has issued a call for evidence on the use of red diesel to better understand barriers to a move to cleaner alternative sources of power.

The review is looking specifically at the use of red diesel used to operate machinery mounted on road vehicles such as refrigeration units where the machinery is supplied from a separate tank to the one used to provide motive power to the vehicle. It excludes use for agriculture, home heating and static generators. 

The is looking at the call for evidence and has asked the NPA for feedback on:

  • The extent to the use of red diesel to power refrigeration units is used in the pig sectors.
  • What the possible impact would be if the duty on red diesel were to increase from £0.12 per litre to £0.58 per litre – where would the extra cost go?

The response date for the call for evidence is July 24 - please send any thoughts on the above to  as soon as possible and we will pass them onto the NFU.

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