August 31, 2012


A consultation with regards to introducing a charge for all HGV vehicles driven on the UK road network is still ongoing.

The proposals are aimed at a fairer arrangement for UK hauliers. UK registered HGV’s already pay tolls and charges on our roads, whereas most foreign operators currently get fuel outside the UK so pay nothing at all towards our road costs.

The charge could be as much as £1000 per year per vehicle however, it is thought that 94% of the current UK vehicle fleet would be no worse off as the government are looking at ways of reducing other costs to UK hauliers. Reductions in taxes, duties of charges are all possibilities however, it is thought that a reduction in VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) will be the answer.

Non payment of the charge would be a criminal offence and the DVLA will monitor vehicles.

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