When Are The Changes to Red Diesel Taking Effect?

The proposed changes to Red Diesel and Rebated Fuels are due to take effect from April 1st 2022.

Why Are They Making Changes To Red Diesel?

As part of the governments drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, most users of red diesel will have to switch to white diesel.

From 1st April 2022, many industries will no longer be able to use red diesel for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) or power generation.

Winches, Plant and Generators

NRMM supplied by Rotrex from 1st April 2022 will contain white diesel only.
All affected equipment from this date will display “WHITE DIESEL ONLY” stickers. Our hire desk team will be on hand to support our customers when ordering and make this change as easy as possible.
We request that our customers ensure only white diesel is used in our equipment. Any returned equipment after 1st April that contains red diesel may be subject to a draining, cleaning and disposal charge.
Customers operating in exempt industries including Agricultural, Horticultural, Forestry, Fish Farming and Railway should contact our hire desk for further discussion alongside checking HMRC for guidance.

Tips for Staying Compliant

  1. Check the government guidelines regularly and contact HMRC if unsure.
  2. Run down your red diesel stocks before the deadline.
  3. Save your diesel invoices in order to provide HMRC inspectors with a clear audit trail.