The European Commission (EC) said it will not comment on reports that it is to start legal action against the UK government over the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy. Last weekend, Reuters reported that legal action was imminent. The legal action was mentioned in a letter, dated 13 April, sent by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief of staff to Germany’s transport minister Alexander Dobrindt regarding a similar German toll tax. The EC has filed an infringement proceeding against Berlin over its plans to charge foreign car drivers for using Germany’s autobahns. The EC said the plan contravenes […]
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 DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs.
The government has revealed its intention to double cycling activity in the UK by 2025, publishing a ten-year plan setting out its goal.