The HGV Road User Levy has been labelled an “abject failure” by the chairman of Baxter Freight, who said it has done nothing to address the cost imbalance between UK operators and their continental counterparts. Responding to the recent update by transport minister Patrick McLoughlin that the levy had brought in £23.4m in its first six months – beating its annual revenue target by more than £3m – Ian Baxter said the amount raised is “tiny” in the context of […]
The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs.
Operators have been invited to supply evidence to support an inquiry by the Transport Committee into the work of Vosa. Issues to be covered by the select committee include: what can be done to improve the standards of foreign-registered trucks operating in the UK; how the agency can better support the traffic commissioners; if arrangements for vehicle test sites can be improved; and implementation of the HGV Road User Levy Bill. The Committee, which last looked at Vosa in 2009, […]
Only half the foreign-registered trucks visiting Northern Ireland are paying the HGV Road User Levy, NI minister of the environment, Mark Durkan, has suggested.