For many Red Diesel fuel users from April 1st, 2022, you will lose your entitlement to use this fuel in vehicles and equipment.

To clarify, this means the new rules mean it will no longer be permitted for use in some commercial, profit-generating applications. The newly published regulations accelerate the UK’s journey to Net Zero Carbon 2050.

However, it can be challenging for many businesses to know whether the changes apply to them, evaluate the impact, and which fuel alternatives are suitable for their needs.

So, what do the rule changes mean in practice? What do fuel users need to know? What do they need to do before the April deadline?

If you work in agriculture, you are exempt from the rule changes, and can continue using red diesel as before. This also includes horticulture, fish farming and forestry. Where you can use red diesel for accepted purposes in agricultural vehicles, special vehicles, unlicensed vehicles and specific machines and appliances relevant to these sectors.

Also, Red Diesel can be used in railway vehicles and for non-commercial heating purposes. For example, at state schools, homes, hospitals, and places of worship.

However, these industries and applications will no longer be able to fuel with rebated red diesel include:

  • Leisure
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Road maintenance
  • Airport and seaport operations
  • Plant hire
  • Logistics and waste management
  • Commercial heating and haulage—refrigeration units on lorries will no longer run-on red diesel.

HMRC’s spot checks are likely, but compliance doesn’t have to be complicated.

At FLEETMAXX SOLUTIONS, we can help you dispose of and find the right red diesel in our Web Shop. We offer a variety of tank, fuel, and dispensing accessories, which support the safe and eco-friendly handling of fuels and oils. Our Web Shop can save you time, money, and effort.

Whether you have one or thousands of vehicles on the road, we can help reduce your running costs with discounted branded and tailored diesel, petrol, electric and pre-paid fuel cards, telematics tracking, dashcams, improving driver training and business insurance solutions.

Get in touch here ─ we look forward to becoming your ‘trusted partner’.