A review of the HGV Road User Levy is in the pipeline, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced in yesterday’s budget. It said a call for evidence on the existing system would be made this spring, and that the government would “work with the industry to update the levy so that it allows them to plan their routes more efficiently”. The document added that government would be looking to incentivise the revised scheme so that operators use the […]
More than 50 MPs are calling on the chancellor to cut fuel duty, warning that the haulage industry faces “severe damage” if fuel duty rises in line with RPI next April.
For decades the government has been urged to make competition fairer between UK and foreign operators but, now action is being finally taken, how effective will it prove, asks Guy Sheppard. When the HGV Road User Levy comes into force in April, Rob Hollyman, MD of Purfleet-based UK and international distribution company YTL, is unlikely to celebrate – despite first lobbying for it in the mid-1980s. The government says it will help create a level playing field for UK operators […]