Budget reveals welcome news for leisure boaters

Leisure boaters will be able to use low-duty red diesel until November 2008, the Treasury today announced as part of the Budget.

Their statement says: “The Government will implement the changes required on 1 November 2008, after further consultation with industry about the best way to minimise the longer-term compliance burden on the sectors concerned.”

The exact manner of how the change will be managed has yet to be decided, but today’s news means the Government and the industry have time to develop a workable solution.