FSDF Sets Out Opposition to Removal of Red Diesel for Refrigerated Units


FSDF have exposed the £100 million cost burden that would be imposed on temperature controlled distributors if the government went ahead with a proposal to prohibit the use of red diesel in non-road mobile machinery.

The consultation which results from the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, suggests that removal of the tax relief, could be one of a number of measures designed to encourage a shift to cleaner technologies and reduce air pollution.

The FSDF argue that the measure would be punitive on our sector that does not have easy recourse to alternatives and would actually serve to impose additional costs and reduce potential to invest in new cleaner equipment and technologies.

The consultation has closed and the government will give a view on future direction later in the year.

Shane Brennan

Chief Executive (incoming), Food Storage and Distribution Federation