Originally Posted by Alfadisiac
Red is legal during a fuel shortage (like in April) but you have to declare the tax.
I'm pretty sure you can run it every day too if declared...
isn't that only if you are licenced to do so with HMRC?
and unless there are exceptional circumstances they will not approve applications.
Simply applying because you want to won't cut it. and anyway then you would still be paying the tax on the fuel which would put the price up anyway.
Infact I've just checked with the HMRC and there's no dispensation to use red in a fuel shortage, especially the one in June where there wasn't actually a shortage, just a possibility of one.
I wouldn;t risk running red in any circumstances unless I was allowed to, the penalties are just too high.