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 claim followed a “positive” meeting last month between the European Commission (EC) and DfT officials. It comes after the commission’s decision in April to begin formal legal proceedings against the UK government over its introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which it believes contravenes EU rules on the free movement of goods in Europe. […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.
The Motor Transport team considers what impact the UK coming out of the EU might have on road transport in a special edition of the Motor Transport Podcast.
Even if customs clearance is reinstated following Brexit, leaving the EU remains the best thing for the UK, according to Europa Worldwide Group MD Andrew Baxter.