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Red Diesel: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 25th July 2018.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual cost to the Exchequer is of revenue foregone through the Red Diesel scheme.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

The cost to the Exchequer of the rebate on red diesel duty rate is published along with other principal tax reliefs here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/main-tax-expenditures-and-structural-reliefs

The latest estimate of the revenue foregone is £2.45bn in 2017/18 if compared with taxing all diesel fuel at the road fuel rate (57.95 pence per litre).

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