Will not be illegal to use outside UK waters

The government has today confirmed in the Budget that is has no plans to make it unlawful to use red diesel bought in the UK outside British waters.

The RYA’s head of government affairs, Gus Lewis, said: ‘The wording in the revised declaration is now clear that no change has been made to the ability of UK boaters to use red diesel when cruising or racing outside UK territorial waters.’

The Treasury had previously planned to make sailors from 1 April when they bought red diesel sign to say that the marked fuel would only be used in UK waters.

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