Cleaner lorries can now receive a 10% reduction in the HGV road user levy. From 1 February, haulage firms operating Euro-6 vehicles can receive a discount on the levy following an announcement by the roads minister last year. Legislation was subsequently amended to allow the rate changes as part of the 2019 Finance Bill introduced in last October’s Budget. The DfT said the newest lorries generate 80% less nitrogen oxide emissions than older vehicles. However, Euro-5 vehicles and older are […]
Scottish hauliers have expressed fears for the viability of their businesses following the revelation that they would have to pay to use UK roads if Scotland votes for independence.
The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure.
The Transport Select Committee has raised concerns about Vosa’s enforcement focus, the rapid introduction of ATFs, and its seemingly dysfunctional relationship with traffic commissioners (TCs).