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Use of red diesel for gritting and grass cutting: HMRC guidance

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HMRC is to consult on possible changes to the rules setting out the types of vehicles eligible to use rebated (red) diesel for snow clearance and gritting work.

HMRC Brief 45/11 announces that the rules will be relaxed, pending any change to the legislation, if there is a period of sustained severe weather this winter. In that event, details will be provided on the HMRC website.

HMRC Brief 46/11 explains the conditions that vehicles used for grass cutting must meet in order to qualify for red diesel.