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 […]
Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry.
6) Robert Goodwill MP Appointed to the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013, Robert Goodwill has certainly had to hit the ground running. He has a flurry of controversial issues to tackle from the get-go: the cyclist versus lorry safety debate, the A14 tolling debacle, reform of the Highways Agency and the impending HGV Road Levy, to name but a few.
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.