@glenn @RED DIESEL
"How many gallons a year do your hedge trimmer, lawn mower etc actually use?"
If people would actually read all my posts!
For domestic use chainsaws, little difference.
For commercial/large use much bigger.
As i have said already, generators are the biggie;
"A small genny (eg 12kw) can easily drink 4 litres of fuel an hour. Large generators (eg 1600kw) can consume 400+litres of fuel PER HOUR."
"I know that the large genny is a little OTT, but would mean (at 3p p/l) £300 of road tax PER DAY. £109,500 per year.
Even the little genny at £3 a day is still £1100 over a year."
"This means that that genny would cost 5 times more than my car tax, despite not being able to use the roads."
"If petrol/diesel is used in your company, whether for gardening, or quadbiking, outdoor events, anything. Why should that use be funding the roads."
Could someone show me that any commercial petrol/diesel powered equipment can be eligible for red fuel.
I think people have misunderstood who can use red diesel, it's mainly agricultural.
Private boats used to be able use Red Fuel, the EU has changed that, and in a couple of months it will be illegal.
Come november, boats should pay road tax (if glenn, Dodgy Geezer, AC, Tom Wood, Kevin Pollock & Lee got there way).
Even if commercials could use red fuel, private boats, private jet skis, private go karts, private generators would still fund VED (Road Tax)
JUST BECAUSE THE ONLY PETROL/DIESEL APPLIANCE YOU USE IS YOUR CAR (AND THUS SUITS YOU) DOES NOT GIVE THE RIGHT TO PUSH YOUR CHARGES ONTO OTHER USES
Apologies for the caps, but people aren't reading! I pay my road tax, i drive my car.
If i owned a canal boat, i would pay my waterways tax, i would use my boat.
Why put road charges on a liquid/fuel with so many uses outside roads/driving!!!