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    Default Diesel could change colour in Jersey!

    Should Jersey Customs and Immigration get their way,duty could become payable on all fuel used for marine leisure purposes.To this end a public consultation paper has been placed on the government website www.gov.je (click on quick links, public consultation).Jersey is part of the British Isles albeit a small part,and has its own self-determinating government.It is not in the EU ,and therefore does not have to answer to Brussels.If you are a regular visitor to Jersey or indeed intend one day to visit,perhaps you will email them at the above site and explain to them why their intentions may put your visit(s) in doubt.You see this may be the thin end of the wedge!!

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    Default Re: Diesel could change colour in Jersey!

    Don't know why you keep saying Jersey is in the British Isles: it may be British, whatever that means, and surrounded by water but "British Islands" is the legal term. "British Isles" is an archipelago comprising Britain and Ireland and their offshore islands, isn't it?
    Anyway, the term is falling into disuse, partly because the Irish find it offensive, and parly because it keeps getting used wrongly, which reduces its value.
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    Default Re: Diesel could change colour in Jersey!

    For your information both The jersey and Guernsey government websites have reference to being a part of the British Isles.Having dealt with that small aside, perhaps it would be in both our best interests to consider the possible changes to the cost of marine leisure diesel,after all that is the thread.If you read the consultation paper on the Jersey website it alludes to the Guernsey government wanting to implement a similar scheme.

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    Default Re: Diesel could change colour in Jersey!

    Well, anyone can make a mistake, especially if they are not corrected.

    On the thread subject, it would be helpful if someone could identify the source of reference to Guernsey. As far as I know there is no talk of changing the tax on marine diesel.
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    Default Re: Diesel could change colour in Jersey!

    1. Other Jurisdictions

    1.1. Relief or reduction of duty on diesel is at the moment not uncommon in other jurisdictions, but such a relief of duty on petrol is very unusual

    1.2. Guernsey currently has a low rate of duty on petrol and no duty at all on diesel; however this situation is almost certain to change in the near future. It is a recommendation of Guernsey’s Future Taxation and Economic Strategy Group to raise considerable amounts of revenue from duty on hydrocarbon oils. It is anticipated that the duty on petrol will rise to levels approaching Jersey’s and that duty will be introduced on diesel at the same level.

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    Default Re: Diesel could change colour in Jersey!

    Those changes, although part of the new taxation strategy, will be dealt with in the normal way. There is as yet no definite indication that marine diesel is going to be targeted, i.e. it has not been mentioned to the best of my knowledge. It is definitely not visible amongst all the references to fuel in Billet D'Etat XI 2006 (Future Economic and Taxation Strategy). We must await the next budget proposals presumably.
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    Default Re: Diesel could change colour in Jersey!

    After a public meeting this evening on Guernsey's tax strategy, I had a few words with Ron Le Moignan who has for many years been an elected deputy, a boat owner, and worked in the local boat industry. He said his best guess was that the tax on diesel would rise much less than on petrol, and that any differentiation for marine diesel was too fine to call.
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    Default Latest news on Channel Island diesel prices

    Guernsey and Jersey look set to go different ways.

    Cuurently, diesel costs 55p per litre in Jersey, and would rise by 70% if the suggestion to abolish the artificially low price went ahead.

    The Guernsey Treasury minister has written to Guernsey Marine Traders' Association president confirming that there were no proposals to alter the fuel tax status here and the department would not support such a move.
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