Policy paper

Revenue and Customs Brief 4 (2015): introduction of a new rebated fuel marker from 1 April 2015

This brief gives information about a new chemical marker for rebated fuel to be introduced from 1 April 2015. Markers are used in off-road diesel and kerosene, primarily used as heating oil.

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The government announced in February 2014 the introduction of a new product for marking rebated fuels.
This is a significant step forward in the battle against criminals who ‘launder’ rebated fuel and sell it on for road use at a profit.
The new marker represents a significant improvement on the existing mix. The oil industry has started adding the new fuel marker ahead of 1 April 2015.

Published 19 March 2015