Revisions could be made to the UK’s flagship HGV Road User Levy to make it compliant with EU rules, a source said this week. The claim followed a “positive” meeting last month between the European Commission (EC) and DfT officials. It comes after the commission’s decision in April to begin formal legal proceedings against the UK government over its introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which it believes contravenes EU rules on the free movement of goods in Europe. […]
Enforcement of the HGV Road User Levy in Northern Ireland is to begin on Monday (17 November), the Department of the Environment (DoE) has confirmed, six-months after enforcement in the rest of the UK began.
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.