HM Revenue & Customs have confirmed today that, during extreme weather, farmers in the South can use red diesel in their tractors to help grit and clear snow from public roads.
Normally any vehicle used to clear snow from public roads is entitled to use red diesel. However, only vehicles that are constructed or adapted and used solely for spreading material on roads to deal with winter conditions can undertake gritting work while using red diesel.
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