HGVs pay enough tax to cover all government road maintenance spending


HGVs pay enough in tax to cover almost all the government’s spending on road maintenance in the UK, according to research. A report prepared for the FTA ahead of next week’s Budget shows that revenue raised in 2015/16 from HGVs in fuel duty, VED and the road user levy totalled £4.4bn. The amount spent on highways maintenance, including bridges and footpaths, during this period was £4.7bn. The research from RepGraph also shows that lorries are paying three times more in […]