The UK Government has decided to end the use of subsidised Red Diesel in the construction industry with effect from 1st April 2022.
The key change brought about by this new legislation is that all machines that have fuel added to them, by either the hire company or the customer, may only have White Diesel added from 1st April 2022.
In preparation for this Hire or Buy will only be filling machines with White Diesel from 14th March onwards and we request that our customers do likewise.
Any machines that are returned with Red Diesel in them will have to be drained and the fuel disposed of, which will incur an appropriate charge for doing so.
Purchasing White Diesel will result in significant additional cost for both the hire company and the end user as there is no rebate on White Diesel. Additionally, due to the current economic and political instability, there is significant volatility in the price of fuel and prices will therefore be subject to change at short notice.