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Open Consultation: Red Diesel


We are aware of an HM Revenue & Customs ‘Open Consultation’ regarding the ‘Implementation of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Judgement on diesel fuel used in private pleasure craft.’

This consultation outlines how the government intends to implement the judgment by requiring private pleasure craft to use white diesel for propulsion, and seeks evidence about the impact this will have on users of diesel propelled craft operating in UK inland waterways and along the coast, and the companies that supply diesel to them.

The responses will be used to help determine whether a period will be required for suppliers, known as Registered Dealers in Controlled Oils (RDCOs), and users of diesel fuel, to adapt to using only white diesel for propulsion of private pleasure craft and, if needed, the length of any such period.

Whilst we as an organisation are working with our industry representatives, British Marine Federation, to maintain the sale of red diesel we thought that you might like to register your own views. You can do so by clicking here before 11:45pm on Monday 9th September 2019.

Premiers' response will be in line with Government legislation when any outcome is decided.