Dearman backs minister to ditch red diesel


Dearman, the zero-emission technology company, has backed Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick, who has called to “level the playing field” as he launches a consultation into red diesel use.

Ministers are increasingly keen to tackle Britain’s air pollution problem, this includes reviewing tax measures that undermine British-made clean technologies that government has invested in.

Red diesel, the same formula as standard diesel but with significantly reduced tax levied on it, is generally used for non-road purposes. However, a loophole means that it can also be used on the road, for example to power the diesel cooling engine on a truck or trailer delivering refrigerated and frozen food.

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