Lamma 2022 will feature two new speaker zones where visitors can drop in for updates on the latest industry developments and issues, as well as ask industry experts their own questions.
One of the biggest draws is expected to be a daily session led by the NAAC and HMRC on the changes to rebated fuel implemented on the 1st of April. As these changes apply to vehicles that are used off-road, operators will no longer be automatically entitled to use red diesel. The use of rebated fuel will be based entirely on what the vehicle is used for.
Jill Hewitt, chief executive of the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC), said: “There are two things to consider when working out if your business can use red diesel.
“The first is that any work you do is for an agricultural purpose. This is not necessarily the same as just doing work on agricultural land. The operation you are doing must be of benefit to the land/livestock.
“You can also use rebated fuel in agricultural vehicles when: cutting verges and hedges which border a road; clearing snow; gritting and assisting any clear-up following flooding.
“Secondly, once a legitimate use has been established, it is important to then confirm the vehicle you are intending to use is also allowed to use red.”
To help bring visitors up to speed, speakers from HMRC’s Fuel Duty Policy Team and the NAAC will lead sessions at 1pm on both days of Lamma.
Other topics being discussed included connectivity, farm security, second-hand machinery and getting the most out of the kit, new product developments, legislative updates, farmer health and careers.
The full speaker programme will be announced ahead of the event. For more information and to register for tickets go to www.lammashow.com