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Dear Customers
Commencing 1st April 2022, the UK Government has removed the permission for plant and equipment used for construction purposes to use red (rebated) diesel. However, allowance is being made for a short transition period. To help avoid any misunderstanding on fuel usage during this time, the following points should be noted:

  • Plant hire companies can fill/re-fill their machinery with red diesel up to and including the 31st March;
  • Any red diesel within the machine’s fuel tank from 1st April, which had been filled on or before 31st March, is allowed to be used;
  • From the 1st April, the Hirer must comply with the hire company’s requirement on the type of fuel which can be used to fill/re-fill the machine during the hire period;
  • If the Hirer uses any fuel in the machine, other than that specified by the Owner, the Hirer is liable for all remedial costs in rectifying this. This is made explicit in clause 28(a) of the CPA 2021 Model Conditions;
  • The hirer may also be liable to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for breaches of the new regulations concerning use of red diesel;
  • The Hirer should run down stocks of red diesel on any construction site before 31st March. Your fuel supplier can help advise on this;
  • If there is any uncertainty on the Hirer’s obligations in connection with red diesel usage during the period leading up to the fuel switchover, and immediately afterwards, then they should contact the HMRC for specific advice using the email address – [email protected].

Note: This guidance is based on information received from the HMRC. For the latest
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Choose Nicholas Plant Hire Ltd for all the equipment you need for any job. From micro diggers to cab machines, we have a wide range of equipment to meet your needs. All micro and mini diggers are fitted with quick hitch bucket attachment systems to aid easy, swift and safe bucket changing.


We are able to provide a range of dumpers including skip loaders/high tip, straight tip and power swivel/power swivel high tip. With a range of sizes ranging from 750mm wide available, be sure to call for more information.


We offer practical and effective ride-on roller hire to aid with your next job.


At Nicholas Plant Hire, we offer the TH412 Compact Telehandler for hire with either of two popular attachment tools. We currently have (quick release) pallet forks and a large earth/digging bucket available for hire.


A wide range of machinery is available at Nicholas Plant hire Ltd, find out more about compact loading shovels and attachments here.


We stock trailers suitable for projects of any size and scale. Whether you need a trailer with a beaver tail or twin loading ramps, take a look now.

Self drive plant hire

  • Versatile Self Drive Plant, Mini and Micro-Digger Hire.
  • Hired-in plant insurance now available to end users.
  • Our machines have the added benefit of extra/enhanced security items fitted as standard and are included in the hire price.

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So, for more information regarding our plant hire Chichester, contact our staff for practical plant hire and mini-digger hire that is ideal for any project. Place your trust in a dedicated family-run company. With more than 30 years of experience, we have all the know-how needed to get you the right tools for the job.

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We tailor our services to meet your individual needs. Our staff are always on hand to offer advice free of charge as part of any enquiry or consultation.