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Premier Plant Hire – End of Red Diesel

HMRC will disallow Red Diesel (rebated diesel) to be used in construction machinery w.e.f. 01/04/2022. Using Red Diesel in construction plant will be an offence.

The government published on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reform-of-red-diesel-entitlements/reform-of-red-diesel-and-other-rebated-fuels-entitlement their rationale and announce that HMRC will extend their checks to include machinery.

Extract from www.gov.uk: “The measure will also extend fuel duty to biodiesel, bioblends and fuel substitutes used in heating, applying the rebated duty rate to non-commercial heating and the full rate of duty to commercial heating. Consequential changes to covering penalties for contravening restrictions on the use of rebated fuels will also be made. The legislation will provide for secondary legislation to enable HMRC to disapply its powers to seize vehicles or other machinery in certain circumstances.”

To ensure that we do not get caught ought by inevitable checks we have decided not to replenish our Red Diesel stocks (which have now run out) and not to send out machines with a tank full of white diesel going forward. If machines are returned with red diesel, then we have to destroy this residue and clean the tank out, so that we do not fall foul of inspections. If machines were sent out with white diesel and return with red gas oil, then we’ll charge for a full tank and the cleaning.

Premier Plant Hire March 2022

Premier Plant Hire can arrange Hire Insurance cover

Property hired out under HireGuard™ Insurance is covered for:

  • Physical Loss or damage at any situation in Western Europe including whilst in transit between such situations
  • A limit of liability up to £100,000 any one occurrence with no Single Article Limit

Please call us on 020 7326 0000 to discuss details.

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HMRC will disallow Red Diesel (rebated diesel) to be used in construction machinery w.e.f. 01/04/2022. Click here for more information.