A review of the HGV Road User Levy is in the pipeline, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced in yesterday’s budget. It said a call for evidence on the existing system would be made this spring, and that the government would “work with the industry to update the levy so that it allows them to plan their routes more efficiently”. The document added that government would be looking to incentivise the revised scheme so that operators use the […]
The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight.
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, […]
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, finally clearing the way for enforcement of the charge to begin in the region.