There is now an official parliamentary petition aimed at delaying the reform rebated fuels. In other words, the petition is aimed at encouraging government to rethink the removal of the subsidy on red diesel to allow the demolition and construction industry time to bounce back after the pandemic.
If the petition can get 10,000 signatures, the government will be obliged to provide a formal response. If the petition can get 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
It takes less than 30 seconds to sign the petition – I know, because I have done it myself.
The removal of the subsidy on red diesel would be a hammer blow to the UK demolition and construction sector, particularly at a time when fuel process are already being impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.
And, just to be clear, this IS NOT an environmentally-driven decision. If it was, then a full or partial rebate would have been applied to alternative fuels such as HVO. This is a governmental cash-grab at a time when the industry can least afford it.