by BFFF
Sep 14th, 2020
3 mins
BFFF

BFFF Response to the Government’s proposal to remove the use of Red Diesel

Over the course of the last few days the Federation has been very active on the issue of the Government’s proposal to remove the use of Red Diesel from refrigerated lorries from April 2022.

Firstly, we took part in a Round Table discussion with the Treasury. Simon Brentnall of the BFFF was joined by Ross Hunter of McCain and Ross Browning from Iceland. We made the case that at the moment the technology for other forms of refrigeration on large vehicles does not exist.

We argued along with our members that more time is needed to make the change. Also, the Government should ensure there is investment funds available to help the transition into new technology.

Following the Round Table we joined the Cold Chain Federation and FWD in writing to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. The letter re-enforced our position that more time is needed for the change and that more Government investment is required. Click HERE to read the letter.

The BFFF will submit a response to the current consultation. We will contact members over the next couple of weeks to get your opinions on this issue.

If anyone would like to submit their views then please contact Simon Brentnall – simonbrentnall@bfff.co.uk

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