HMRC delays in paying Rural Fuel Duty Relief to fuel retailers is unacceptable, says Isles MP

Isles MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil has contacted HMRC on behalf of local fuel retailer, Gordon Diesel Services Ltd who are experiencing ongoing delays in receiving their monthly Rural Fuel Duty rebate.

Rural Fuel Duty Relief gives support to motorists by compensating fuel retailers in some rural areas with high road fuel prices and fuel retailers need to submit a claim each month.

Commenting Angus MacNeil MP said:

“HMRC state that they aim to process claims 30 days from its receipt and it is frustrating to hear that Gordon Diesel Service Ltd are having difficulties in getting their fuel rebate claims paid monthly.

“Fuel retailers have enough to do without having to chase HMRC for money due to them.  We cannot have a situation where businesses are struggling because of delays within HMRC.

“Since contacting HMRC yesterday for Gordon Diesel Services Ltd, I understand that other fuel retailers are also affected by this delay.  I am keen to hear from any other fuel retailers who are impacted by this, so please get in touch either by email at or by calling my office on 01851 702272.”