Our home is on the canals and at present we use red diesel for heating and lighting - just like we did when we lived in a house.
The EU wants to stop this and force all 'pleasure craft' to pay fuel duty and full VAT as we currently do for propulsion. Since moving on to Gecko eight years ago propulsion fuel has TRIPLED in cost for us. We have no gas on Gecko and so 80% of our fuel is used for generating electricity and to heat the boat.When the EU proposed removing the red diesel allowance for propulsion a few year ago the government said they would fight it but they ended up horse-trading it for something to please more voters.
This time they must stand up to the EU. I do not see why I should pay road fuel prices for heating my home because it is on the water not on the land.
Please read the following petition and sign it if you agree.