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.
The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure.
Both the FTA and the RHA have now urged the chancellor to prioritise cutting fuel duty and ensuring the HGV Road User Levy does not negatively impact on UK operators.