RBOA has just received the following from HMRC:
Thank you for your contributions, and those of your members, to last year’s HMRC consultation on the use of red diesel in private pleasure craft (PPC). The government response to this consultation has now been published and is available on the HMRC webpage of the .gov website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/implementation-of-the-court-of-justice-of-the-european-union-cjeu-judgment-on-diesel-fuel-used-in-private-pleasure-craft
HM Treasury consultation on “Reforms to the tax treatment of red diesel and other rebated fuels”
Budget 2020 announced that the government intends to remove the entitlement to use red diesel from most sectors from April 2022. As noted in the Next Steps section of the government response, before it sets out its detailed implementation plans relating to diesel use in PPC, the government wishes to consider the impact the wider red diesel reform will have. It will do this as part of the HM Treasury consultation on “Reforms to the tax treatment of red diesel and other rebated fuels” that has been published today, which includes proposals relating to diesel use in private pleasure craft. This consultation can be found here:
There is a specific section on private pleasure craft in the Treasury consultation, including a proposal for a new relief scheme where approved fuel suppliers would be able to deduct from the sale price the duty difference on the proportion of white diesel intended for non-propulsion use. This would then be passed on to the private pleasure craft user at point of sale and the fuel suppliers would reclaim this deducted duty from HMRC.
HM Treasury and HMRC would welcome further input from you in respect of the reforms to the tax treatment of red diesel and other rebated fuels. We are grateful that a number of you were able to consolidate the responses from your members to our consultation on the use of red diesel in private pleasure craft, and HMT would welcome a similar consolidation of responses to their consultation if this is possible. Your responses will be treated in a way that takes full account of the fact that you are representing a lot of members. As this is a Treasury-led consultation, please could you ensure you send responses directly to the Treasury at: ETTAnswers@hmtreasury.gov.uk
Due to current COVID-19 precautions we are unable to host a face-to-face meeting this time, but Treasury colleagues will be in touch in due course to organise a conference call to hear your views on the consultation.
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