The UK Government is extending the rural fuel rebate to 17 more isolated communities, including 13 Scottish communities.
Residents across 17 of the UK’s most rural areas with the highest fuel prices are to benefit from a 5 pence per litre fuel price cut from 31 May, with retailers able to register for the scheme from 1 April, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced.
The scheme will allow 125,000 people living in the selected areas, who currently face some of the highest fuel prices in the country despite depending on cars for transport, to benefit from cheaper fuel.
The areas in Scotland which will benefit from the price cut are:
• IV54 (Highland – Scotland)
• IV26 (Highland – Scotland)
• IV27 (Highland – Scotland)
• PH41 (Highland – Scotland)
• KW12 (Highland – Scotland)
• PA80 (Argyll and Bute – Scotland)
• PH36 (Highland – Scotland)
• IV22 (Highland – Scotland)
• PA38 (Argyll and Bute – Scotland)
• PH23 (Highland – Scotland)
• PH19 (Highland – Scotland)
• IV21 (Highland – Scotland)
• IV14 (Highland – Scotland)
The current rural fuel rebate scheme came into effect in March 2012 and allows retailers of road fuel within the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the Islands of the Clyde and the Isles of Scilly to register with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to claim back a 5 pence per litre relief on unleaded petrol and diesel for retail sale within the eligible areas.
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rural-fuel-price-cut-gets-green-light