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UK: Red Diesel - Government Backs Down

By Sue Richards last modified Mar 08, 2012 11:04 AM

Published: 2012-03-08 11:04:43
Countries: United Kingdom

Further to our report on 23 February (see here) it now appears that the UK Government will change its proposed adjustment to the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act, after a meeting with the Royal Yachting Association and the British Marine Federation this week.

This is good news for recreational boaters in the UK, who had been told that from April 01 they would risk fines if they moved into international waters without signing a declaration that their boat was not being powered by red diesel.

Read more about this rule change at