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Fuels: Excise Duties

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 207843, tabled on 2 September 2014

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Excise Payment Security Systems have been approved for retail petrol filling stations in 2014.

Answered on

9 September 2014

Oil companies account for the repayment of duty on petrol subject to the vapour recovery process in their monthly duty return, so there is no disbursement by HMRC to these companies.

Eligibility for the Excise Payment Security System does not apply to or exclude particular sectors; criteria are published by HMRC, and apply to all applicants. I can confirm that EPSS approval has been granted to petrol retailers in 2014.

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