New legislation is about to come on line in relation to entitlement to use red diesel.
From April 2022 legislation will be introduced to restrict the entitlement to use red diesel and rebated biofuels. There are various qualifying purposes that are still able to use this product including:
- for maintaining community amateur sports clubs as well as golf courses (including activities such as ground maintenance, and the heating and lighting of clubhouses, changing rooms etc.)
(Quote from HM Revenue and Customs website – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reform-of-red-diesel-entitlements/reform-of-red-diesel-and-other-rebated-fuels-entitlement)
This will obviously be of interest to clubs managing their own facilities
Additionally, with the forthcoming increase in energy costs, advice is to read your meters on the 31st March – take a dated photograph – so that you are not charged with the higher tariff before April 1st.