Originally Posted by codprawn
I honestly wonder how much HMRC will bother with this - they didn't want it in the first place. They don't have the resources to police it and th whole thing will be a nightmare to prove.
I totally agree. HMRC say that you do not need to retain any proof or have any record in respect of the fuel in your tank. I don't know what form the declaration takes at the fuel supplier but unless they have your name and address there is no way of proving who has bought what from where and even if they do that all that is needed is to make the odd declared purchase from time to time. They must realise this.
Mind you it's the first time I can remember that our government has implemented an EU directive with anything less than total enthusiasm.
Oh and if HMRC are reading this, my boat is petrol powered