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. Responding recently to a written question about the impact of the HGV Road User Levy on cross-border trade in Ireland, Durkan confirmed: “The most recent data from the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) indicates that compliance is around 50%”. A spokeman for the Department of the Environment (DOE) has since confirmed that the DVA data Durkan […]
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